A college student whose body was found floating in Newport Harbor's Rhine Channel appears to have drowned, according to autopsy information posted Monday by the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner.
The body of Alan Sun-Long Lin, 22, of Irvine, was found about 7:15 a.m. Sunday just south of Lido Park Drive by local residents, Newport Beach Police Sgt. Steve Burdette said.
Lin's body, which was spotted near the Bluewater Grill, looked like it had been in the water for some time.
Investigators don't believe that foul play was involved because no marks or bruises were found on the corpse, Burdette said.
A spokesperson for the coroner confirmed that the cause of death was believed to be by saltwater drowning, but results from a toxicology report were pending.
Lin would have turned 23 on Feb. 26, according to the coroner.
Lin, a mechanical engineering student at UC Riverside, was last seen leaving Rudy's Pub and Grill, 3110 Newport Blvd., about 1 a.m. Feb. 5. He was seen leaving the restaurant alone and was later reported missing by his family.