Man's Body Found in MacArthur Park Lake After Report of Drowning

A four-hour search following an initial report of a man in the water

By Melissa Pamer
|  Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012  |  Updated 11:28 AM PDT
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Man's Body Found in MacArthur Park Lake

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Los Angeles Fire Department divers used sonar to find a man's body in MacArthur Park Lake Tuesday.

A report of drowning following a "male in water" at the lake in LA's Westlake neighborhood (map) first came in at 6:41 a.m.

Police were notified and began searching the water and surrounding area for the man. The urban park, which has a man-made lake and other facilities, is west of downtown.

A four-hour search included divers who used sonar technology, according to Shawn Lenske of the fire department.

A later update from Lenske said a man of unknown age was seen swimming in the water.

The male body was approximately 30 years old, Lenske said.

The cause of drowning and death was under investigation.
 


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