The body of a man was fished out of the Los Angeles River in Long Beach on Wednesday afternoon.
Two fishermen spotted the body on a small island in a wetlands area south of the Willow Street Overpass about 1 p.m. and called authorities, said Jake Heflin of the Long Beach Fire Department.
Heflin said the body was retrieved by lifeguards, who are part of the fire department.
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Long Beach police said the coroner's office will determine the cause of death and identify the man, who appeared to be in his 40s.