Fisherman Hooks on Corpse in Central Park Lake

Published September 25th, 2020 - 07:33 GMT
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On September 7, police found body in pond at 59th Street and Central Park West.

A Harlem resident who went fishing in one of Central Park's lakes hooked a human corpse on Thursday.

At around 11am on Thursday, Luis Castoire, 24, cast his line into Harlem Meer, which is a lake located on the northeast corner of Central Park near the corner of Fifth Avenue and 110th Street.

'I hooked up on something,' Castoire told on Thursday.

'I was fishing in the Harlem Meer and my second cast I hook something [and] then lifted the line.'

'I had seen the body in the water then I call 911.'

When asked if he got a good look at the corpse, Castoire told 'I know it was a man but not really. I freak out.'

New York City police were called to the scene and removed the body of an unidentified man in his thirties.

'I called 911 then the police came,' Castoire said. 'I asked a lot of questions and then I left home to my new born baby boy.' 

First responders recovered the body and pronounced the man dead at the scene.

A medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death, the NYPD told

The story was first reported by the New York Daily News.

This is 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.

Last Friday, first responders were called to the area of West 109th Street and West Drive just before 2am.

They found a 59-year-old man who was unconscious and unresponsive with no obvious signs of injury, according to the NYPD.

Emergency personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene.

The deceased has yet to be identified.

On September 7, divers pulled a body out of a pond in Central Park.

The body belonged to an adult male who has not yet been identified.

The remains were taken out of the pond - which is at the entrance of 59th Street and Central Park West - at around 12.30pm, an FDNY spokeswoman said to

Authorities retrieved the body following reports of a potential drowning victim. The body was discovered floating in the water. 

This article has been adapted from its original source.

© Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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