WILLOWBROOK (CBSLA) — A man drowned Thursday after walking into the lake at Earvin “Magic” Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook.
Shortly after 6 p.m., the Los Angeles County Fire Department was called out to the park in the 900 block of El Segundo Boulevard for reports of a missing swimmer. Passersby reported that a man walked into the lake, but did not return to the surface.READ MORE: State Officials Cite El Super for $1.2 million
A large crowd of people surrounded the lake in the early evening hours as the dive team searched for the man.READ MORE: LA's Small Businesses Can Apply For $5,000 Comeback Checks Grant Program Starting Today
A dive team was sent out to search for the man, whose body was recovered from the bottom of the lake. The man, whose identity was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene.MORE NEWS: Authorities Investigating Murder On Alix Avenue In Unincorporated LA
Swimming is not allowed at the lake, and the fire department reiterated that residents should only swim in designated areas with a lifeguard on duty.