A woman who was seen swimming in the Echo Park Lake for several hours this weekend and prompted a police rescue had psychological issues, according to police.
The woman, whose name was not immediately released, was last seen getting into the water around 1 a.m.
Officials say Joseph Sanchez of Long Beach drowned Wednesday after he went cliff diving into the surging waters near Inspiration Point.
The unidentified swimmer was bitten just before 9:30 a.m., authorities said.
As Angelenos run for the beaches during this May heatwave, Southland lifeguards are urging them to check for possible riptides before jumping into the water.
Olympic and world champion Katie Ledecky has been selected USA Swimming athlete of the year.
An Altadena couple remembered the life and sudden death of their teen son who collapsed in a Harvard-Westlake pool earlier this year.
A swimmer that went missing around 9:30 p.m. near the Venice Fishing Pier has been found.
Former American competitive swimmer and MGM movie star Esther Williams has died at the age of 91.
Students and faculty at the Harvard-Westlake school in Studio City are mourning the loss of an 11th grade standout who died Friday during a workout in the school’s pool.
A 60-something man who had gone snorkeling at Goff Cove Beach in Laguna Beach was pronounced dead Thursday afternoon.
The body of a missing swimmer was found about 100 yards offshore at Monarch Beach in Dana Point on Saturday.
The Harbor Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard have called off their search for a 34-year-old Rowland Heights man who went missing in the ocean Sunday evening.
Diana Nyad ended her fourth attempt in nearly 35 years to swim across the Straits of Florida on Tuesday, her dream of setting a record thwarted by storms, jellyfish stings, shark threats, hypothermia and swollen lips.
A 59-year-old swimmer was pulled from the ocean in Newport Beach Wednesday and died at a local hospital, authorities said.