The family of Frank Daniel Austin had what they are saying was a surprise after they developed the photos after they went to say their final good-byes to Daniel, who went missing on Sept. 2.
The 34-year-old Rowland Heights man's body was later found Sept. 8. He died in an apparent drowning over Labor Day weekend when he went swimming, according to authorities. After several days of searching the area, the rescue was called off, however, his body was found floating off Monarch Beach.
According to a family member, who wished to remain anonymous, these two photos above were taken on Sept. 29, at Salt Creek Beach.
"The picture was taken where Frank went into the water the last time he was seen entering the water. The second picture, there is a light toward the sun and it looks like he is going toward the light," the family member said.
The individual added: "nothing was done to the photos. We are all shocked and very happy with knowing that Frank was with us that day."
A rosary service for Austin was held on, Sept. 28 in Covina and a memorial service was held on Sept. 29, also in Covina.