• Matt Esnayra

Fullerton man drowns in a lake at Long Beach's El Dorado Park

Updated: Jun 1


Photo courtesy of the Long Beach Fire Department

Update:

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has identified 79-year-old Fullerton resident Perlito Lao as the man who drowned in a lake at El Dorado Park.


Previously reported:

A man died after he drowned in a lake at Long Beach’s El Dorado Park on Memorial Day, according to the LBFD.


Details:

Long Beach Fire Department spokesperson Jack Crabtree told the media that multiple parkgoers witnessed an ‘elderly’ man enter the late at roughly 5 p.m.

  • 13 LBFD firefighters and the Fire Marine Safety divers were utilized in the search.

  • The victim’s body was retrieved just before 7 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene, per the LBFD.

  • Authorities are withholding the victim’s identity pending the notification to the next of the kin.

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