Missing Daly City boater found dead

Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies have identified a dead body they found Saturday afternoon near the San Joaquin River.

Deputies found the body of Johnson Ng, 39, of Daly City, at 2:11 p.m. Saturday. They had received reports of a body on the levee at False River near the San Joaquin River about 5 miles upstream from the Antioch Bridge.

Deputies said he is the missing boater who fell into the water near Antioch Bridge on April 28.  Reports at the time from deputies said two men were on a boat trying to set an anchor to start fishing when a wake came along.

The wake hit the boat, the men fell off and they did not have life jackets on, according to sheriff’s officials. A passing boat rescued one of the men.

The Contra Costa County coroner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of Ng’s death.