Santa Cruz County

Man who disappeared at a Santa Cruz beach identified

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Santa Cruz Police are identifying a person who disappeared in the ocean over the weekend.

Police said search crews attempted to rescue 24-year-old Dang Haus of Utah on Saturday, August 20th at Lighthouse Field State Beach, but were unable to find him. Witnesses said they saw a man screaming for help. The search then turned into a recovery effort that continued along the coastline the next day.

Haus' family has been notified.

Detectives did not find evidence of foul play and they don't believe Haus was trying to hurt himself.

According to police, the case will be listed as a missing person case until a body has been recovered.

Anyone who may have seen anything or has any information on the incident is asked to call the police department at (831) 420-5820.


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