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Body found floating in lake near Lake Worth Beach

Posted at 11:54 AM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 12:56:38-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A death investigation is underway after a body was found floating in a lake west of Lake Worth Beach on Monday.

According to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, crews responded to the small lake, located at 4200 S. Congress Ave. next to Palm Beach State College, around 10:15 a.m.

Firefighters said they found a body in the water and determined the person was deceased.

PBSO marine deputies, detectives from the Violent Crimes Division, and crime scene investigators have taken over the case.

The sheriff's office said the body will be taken to the medical examiner's office where an autopsy will be performed.

No other details, including the identify of the deceased person or if any foul play is suspected, have been released.