Petaluma Man Identified As Possible Drowning Victim at Russian Gulch Beach
(BayAreaNewsTalk.com) – The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man who was found dead on a beach at Russian Gulch north of Jenner on Saturday afternoon as Timothy James Vivian, 49, of Petaluma.
Vivian was homeless and his death is being investigated as a possible drowning, sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Crum said.
Bystanders pulled Vivian’s body to shore and called authorities around 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Crum said. He was wearing blue jeans, a black shirt and tennis shoes.
State Parks rangers, sheriff’s deputies and the Monte Rio Fire Protection District responded to the discovery of the body.