Ione Man dies after being swept into ocean

TRINIDAD (KIEM)- A man fishing at Luffenholtz Beach died Friday morning after he was swept off a rock by a wave and into the ocean.

The body of Andrew Machi was later recovered by a Coast Guard swimmer.

Machi, who is from Ione, California, was visiting the area with family and according to a family member, Friday was Machi’s 39th birthday.

A gofundme page has been established to help out the family including paying for funeral costs.

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