Body of woman found in Echo Park Lake

The Coroner's Office removing a dead woman's body from Echo Park Lake on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
The Coroner's Office removing a dead woman's body from Echo Park Lake on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Photo courtesy Victoria Vernal

Firefighters have recovered the body of a woman floating in Echo Park Lake, and the death is being investigated as an accident.

The woman appeared to be approximately 60 years old, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters "performed a body recovery in a dignified manner," according to the LAFD.

Authorities say crutches were found Saturday morning near the body in the Los Angeles lake, according to the Associated Press.

Police spokeswoman Wendy Reyes told City News Service the death was likely an accident. It appeared the woman, whose identity was not released, slipped into the lake.

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This story has been updated.

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