RICHMOND -- A body found Sunday morning in the water at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline is that of a man missing since Dec. 8, authorities said.

An autopsy on the body of 77-year-old Philip Mattingly of Fair Oaks revealed that he drowned in the waters off Mare Island, Contra Costa Sheriff's Office spokesman Jimmy Lee said. Mattingly's body was found at 11:20 a.m. Sunday in the northwest corner of the park, according to East Bay Regional Park police Lt. Jon King.

Mattingly was on his tugboat at a Mare Island dock when a family member last saw him around 5 p.m. on Dec. 8. When Mattingly didn't come home, a family member returned to the boat and found the boat unlocked and the car still in the parking lot.

It is not known how Mattingly ended up in the water.

Contact Rick Hurd in Walnut Creek at 925-945-4780. Follow him at Twitter.com/3rdERH



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