71-year-old man's body found floating in lake on Staten Island: police

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Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Body found floating in lake on Staten Island: police
The body of a 71-year-old man was found floating in Grasmere Lake on Staten Island on Tuesday night.

STATEN ISLAND, New York (WABC) -- An investigation is underway after a body was discovered floating in a lake on Staten Island, according to police.

A person walking their dog called 911 after discovering the body of a 71-year-old man floating in Grasmere Lake just after 7 p.m.

He was found unconscious and unresponsive, in a body of water located behind 21 Lakeview Terrace.

Police have no information on whether they found signs of trauma to the body. The man was fully clothed when discovered in the lake.

The medical examiner will determine the victim's cause and manner of death.

The incident is under investigation.


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