The body of a dead man was found floating Saturday night in Harlem Lake in Central Park in the same spot where a dead man’s body was found last year.
A woman called police around 7pm and told police she saw the unidentified man floating in the water near the Boathouse.
The dead man has been described as a black man in his forties. The man was pulled from the lake and pronounced dead at the scene around 7:15 p.m.
The coroner’s office will perform an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
The body of a man was found floating Saturday night in Harlem Meer, a lake in Central Park
A woman called the NYPD when she saw a man’s body floating in the water around 7 p.m.
This is the same location where a man’s body was found floating in Central Park last year
The coroner will perform an autopsy to determine the official cause of death
Police have reported that the body was a black man in his 40s
The man was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:15 p.m
Harlem Lake is a lake near the Boathouse in Central Park
Last year, the body of a man was found floating in the exact same location last year when a Harlem resident who went fishing in Central Park Lake hooked a human corpse in September 2020.
On September 24, 2020, around 11 a.m. Luis Castoire, 24, cast his line into Harlem Meer, a lake in the northeast corner of Central Park near the corner of Fifth Avenue and 110th Street.
“I hooked up something,” Castoire told DailyMail.com on Thursday.
‘I was fishing in Harlem Lake and on my second cast I hooked something’ [and] then lifted the line.’
“I saw the body in the water and then I called 911.”
Harlem Meer is a lake in the northeast corner of Central Park near the corner of Fifth Avenue and 110th Street
New York City police were called to Harlem Meer in Central Park in 2020 after a fisherman found the body of a man in his thirties
Pictured above are coroners placing the man’s body in a vehicle in September
“I hooked up something,” the fisherman, Luis Castoire (pictured), told DailyMail.com on Thursday. ‘I was fishing in Harlem Lake and on my second cast I hooked something’ [and] then lifted the line.’
When asked if he’d had a good look at the body, Castoire told DailyMail.com, “I know it was a man, but not really. I’m going crazy.’
New York City police were called to the scene and removed the body of an unidentified man in his thirties.
“I called 911 and then the police came,” Castoire said. “I asked a lot of questions and then went out of the house to see my newborn son.”
Rescuers recovered the body and pronounced the man dead at the scene.
A coroner was appointed to perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death, the NYPD told DailyMail.com.
New York Police Department personnel can be seen upstairs near Harlem Meer in 2020
Castoire’s find marked the third time an unidentified body was found in Central Park in September 2020
The story was first reported by the New York Daily News.
It marks the third time this month that the NYPD has launched an investigation into the death of a man whose body was found in Central Park.
On September 18, 2020, just before 2 a.m., emergency responders were called to the West 109th Street and West Drive area.
They found a 59-year-old man who was unconscious and unresponsive with no obvious signs of injury, according to the NYPD.
Emergency services declared the man dead at the scene.
On September 7, 2020, divers retrieved a body from a pond in Central Park.
On September 7, 2020, divers retrieved a body from a pond in Central Park. Police at the scene with the body found covered with tarpaulin above it
The body belonged to an adult man.
The remains were removed from the pond — which is located at the entrance to 59th Street and Central Park West — around 12:30 p.m. — an FDNY spokeswoman told DailyMail.com
Authorities have recovered the body after reports of a possible drowning victim. The body was found floating in the water.