Body Found in Water-Filled Pit in Wilmington; Investigation Underway

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Firefighters and police responded to Wilmington where a body was found in a watery pit on Jan. 9, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

Firefighters and police responded to Wilmington where a body was found in a watery pit on Jan. 9, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

Crews on Thursday afternoon recovered a body found in a 30-foot deep catch basin containing water in Wilmington, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Firefighters responded to the 1600 block of North Eubank Avenue around 12:20 p.m. after a person was found dead in a “large open (water filled) pit,” according to a Los Angeles Fire Department alert.

The body was located in the water “close to the shore of the pit,” the alert stated.

Firefighters were assisted in recovery efforts by an urban search and rescue crew, according to LAFD. They utilized a low-angle rope rescue operation to retrieve the remains.

It was not immediately clear how the person died or ended up in the pit.

Los Angeles Police Department officers have also responded to investigate the circumstances of the person’s death, the alert said.

No additional information has been released.

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