Body found in MacArthur Park lake

An investigation is underway after a body was found in the lake at MacArthur Park Friday morning.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

A body was found Friday morning in the lake at MacArthur Park, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The body was discovered around 5:50 a.m. on the northeast side of the lake, near Wilshire Boulevard and Alvarado Street, according to LAPD Officer William Cooper.

A photo tweeted by KTLA showed first responders at the scene near the body. (Warning: The image is graphic).


Cooper could not immediately confirm the age or gender of the person. The cause of death remains under investigation.