Body Discovered in LA River

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.

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.

Contact Us