Orange County

Police Responding to Morning Medical Call Find Three Dead on Balboa Island

Police said there was no threat to the community.

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – OCTOBER 20: People sit on the sea wall near boats on Orange County’s Balboa Island on October 20, 2018 in Newport Beach, California. The threat of rising seas prompted officials to raise the island’s sea walls by 9 inches this year. The exclusive island sits in California’s 48th District where Democratic congressional candidate Harley Rouda is competing for the seat against Republican incumbent Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. Climate change is one of the issues in the race as the 48th district includes a section of Southern California coastline with a number of beaches. According to a report by the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientist in 2017, parts of Newport Beach may experience chronic flooding by 2035. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Three people were found dead on Balboa Island, Newport Beach police said Monday morning.

Police later confirmed drugs were found in the home.

Officers had responded to a medical aid call in the 100 block of Diamond Avenue just after 8 a.m. Monday and found three people dead.

Two women and one man were discovered dead while a second man was taken to the hospital.

Details on his condition weren’t immediately available.

Police would not release details on the victims’ names or ages.

Police were working to get a search warrant to go back inside the home, but they will do so only after a Hazmat team deems the rental unit safe.

The unit sits above a garage in the alley behind Diamond Street just a few steps from the Bayfront. It's a tightly packed neighborhood of vacation rentals and homes often passed down from one generation to another.

Police are not convinced they’ve found everyone connected to what appears to be an overdose. They're asking for witnesses to come forward.