Missing Alameda resident dies after being rescued


A missing 73-year-old man died after he was found floating in the waters off an Alameda boat ramp this morning, fire officials said.

The man was reported missing at 9:16 a.m. today. About two hours later police received another call reporting a body floating in the water at the Grand Street Boat Ramp, according to the Alameda Fire Department.

The man was quickly pulled from the water by a fire department rescue swimmer and rushed to the hospital. He was declared dead there at 11:50 a.m.

Investigators confirmed that he was the missing man reported earlier in the morning, fire officials said. He was identified by the Alameda County coroner’s bureau as Hing Yiu of Alameda.

There was no indication of foul play but police are continuing to investigate the death.

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