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Missing Fair Oaks Man, 77, Found by Hiker at Pinole Shoreline

77-year-old Philip Mattingly went missing earlier this month.

By Bay City News

A man hiking at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline found the body of a Fair Oaks man Sunday who is believed to have fallen into the Mare Island Strait earlier this month, East Bay Regional Park police Lt. Jon King said.

The hiker found the body of 77-year-old Philip Mattingly near the northwest corner of the park around 11:20 a.m., King said.

The Contra Costa County coroner's office said an autopsy today determined Mattingly drowned. 

Vallejo police Lt. Jim O'Connell said foul play is not suspected.

Mattingly was last seen working on his tugboat, the "Eugene H", on Berth No. 10 at 980 Nimitz Drive on the east shore of Mare Island around 5 p.m. on Dec. 8, Vallejo police said.  

The U.S. Coast Guard and a dive team from the Solano County Sheriff's Office searched for Mattingly on Dec. 8 and a sonar device was used the next day.

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