Body of Swimmer Found


April 18, 2024

Authorities have located the body of a male who went swimming with two friends at Dockweiler State Beach in Los Angeles in the middle of the night and apparently drowned.

lifeguards Los Angeles County Fire Depardments were called to the beach, located just south of Playa del Rey, around 1 a.m. Wednesday after the victim's friends called 9-1-1 to say he went under a wave and failed to resurface, according to the authorities.

Lifeguards were assisted by boats and helicopters as they searched for the victim throughout the morning.

His body was found at about 7:30 a.m. 300 yards north of tower 49 north of where he was last seen, the Fire Department said.

His name and age were not immediately released.

The public is urged to avoid swimming at night when lifeguards are not on duty.


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