Ryder Sturt Obituary, Death – The body of a deceased diver from Ventura County, California, who was reported missing in the area two years ago has been positively identified as the missing person’s body that was recovered off the coast of Santa Cruz Island in November of this year. The diver had been reported missing in the region two years ago. The Santa Barbara County Coroner’s Bureau was able to positively identify the deceased individual as Ryder Sturt, who was 34 years old. Ryder Sturt lived in the city of Port Hueneme during his lifetime.
When Sturt did not resurface on November 29, 2020 while he and a partner were tank diving for lobster near Painted Cave, he was presumed to have died, and a missing person report was filed. There were no leads found during a search of the region that was being carried out at the time by both the Sheriff’s Office and the Coast Guard. The remains of a diver who had recently passed away were discovered by two recreational divers on November 5 of this year while they were exploring an underwater cave system close by.
They made contact with the Sheriff’s Office, which led to the recovery of the body on November 11 near Seal Cove. This was accomplished in collaboration with the National Park Service, the Special Enforcement Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and the Marine Enforcement Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. [Cave] Coroner’s detectives utilized rapid DNA to make a conclusive.
Identification of the deceased diver as Sturt after the body of the diver had been transported to the Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Bureau for further investigation after it had been brought there. The death of the diver was an accident that was the fault of the coroner’s office. Raquel Zick, who was the spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office at the time of Sturt’s disappearance, stated that the “incident does not appear suspicious in nature.”