Man’s Body Found Floating in Water Off Venice Beach: Lifeguards

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An image from April 6, 2015, shows a Los Angeles County lifeguard stand in Manhattan Beach. (Credit: KTLA)

A man’s body was found floating in the ocean off Venice Beach on Tuesday, authorities said.

A surfer was in the water near 18th Avenue when he spotted what looked like a body floating, according to Lidia Barillas with the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division.

The surfer alerted lifeguards, who confirmed the figure was a dead body, Barillas said.

A rescue boat found the body and brought it into the Sheriff’s Department dock.

Barillas said the victim was believed to be in his 20s.

No further details were immediately available.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang contributed to this article.