LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Divers searching for two missing teenagers in the Los Angeles River have found two bodies.
Police Det. Meghan Aguilar said she couldn’t immediately confirm their identities.
“This evening, two bodies have been recovered from the river,” Aguilar said. “At this time, the coroner is responsible for positively identifying those as the missing teens.”
Searchers had been scouring the river in the Cypress Park area Sunday afternoon for 16-year-old Carlos Jovel and 15-year-old Gustavo Ramirez.
The boys had gone to the river with two friends Friday when they fell into the water.
“This part of the river is not meant for swimming,” said Det. Aguilar.
Police said the friends called 911, which led to a water search, but no one was found. Sunday morning, the friends returned to the LAPD’s Northeast station to assist police in zeroing in on a portion of the river where two submerged bodies were found.
“They could not be seen looking into the river. You would not have seen either body,” the detective said.
The Los Angeles Police Department described the bodies as that of two boys in their teens. No further identifying information has been provided.
Police said no foul play was suspected at this time.
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