BI police recover body of Seattle man

The Bainbridge Island Police Department Marine 8 unit recovered the body of a man from the water off Rockaway Beach Oct. 20, a police news release says.

The man has been identified as 53-year-old John W. Searle of Pioneer Square in Seattle, the release says.

The body was discovered between the shoreline and Blakely Rock. Rockaway Beach is located on the southeast side of BI.

The Kitsap County Medical Examiner’s Office will examine the body to determine cause of death.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or BI police detective Jon Ledbetter at 206-502-3209.