Man Found Safe at Home After Jump Off Venice Beach Pier Prompts All-Out Search

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A 39-year-old male swimmer who was reported missing after jumping into the ocean from the Venice Beach Pier was found at home hours after his disappearance prompted an all-out search, authorities said.

Authorities were searching for a missing swimmer off Venice Beach on July 2, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Authorities were searching for a missing swimmer off Venice Beach on July 2, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

BEfore he was discovered safe, David Matthew Rose hasn't been seen since he went into the water off the 3000 block of Venice Avenue at approximately 2:26 a.m. Saturday, a U.S. Coast Guard news release stated.

He was first reported missing by a lifeguard, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor Miguel Ornelas.

Witnesses observed a man jumping off the pier and then apparently lost sight of him. One person told authorities she may have seen him going under the water, according to L.A. County Fire Department Lifeguard Capt. Kenichi Haskett.

His personal possessions -- including a jacket and cellphone -- were later located, Haskett said.

Multiple agencies were involved in the search; boats, divers and a helicopter were all used as they attempted to locate him.

Rose was later found safely at home by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

In light of the incident, authorities reminded people that it is illegal to jump off the pier.