Body Of Man Last Seen Stripping Down and Jumping into MacArthur Park Lake Found [UPDATED]
A search remains underway at MacArthur Park for a man who is thought to have gone into the lake and not surfaced.
The Los Angeles Fire Department was dispatched at about 6:40 a.m. to the park in response to a call of a reported drowning, according to a LAFD alert. Just over an hour later, the search had grown to include the Los Angeles Police Department and personnel with the Parks and Recreation Department conducting a surface and water search of the area.
Reports from the scene indicate that a man of unknown age was seen removing his clothes and jumping into the water, according to a live report on KTLA.
Officer Bruce Borihanh, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman, indicates no body has been found thus far, but the search was continuing, according to City News Service.
UPDATE 11:20 AM: The LAFD report that after a four-hour land and water search, their divers have located the deceased body of a man in his 30s using sonar technology. The L.A. County Coroner's Office and the LAPD are conducting an investigation and working to determine a cause of death.
Ed. note: The headline of this article has been changed to reflect the updated information.