SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Firefighters on a training exercise made a grim discovery in San Francisco Saturday afternoon at Lake Merced.

They found a body floating in the north side of the lake, near Harding Park.
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Park goers watch as firefighters remove a body from Lake Merced in San Franicsco. (CBS)

Park goers watch as firefighters remove a body from Lake Merced in San Franicsco. (CBS)


The discovery happened around 2:45 p.m. A crowd of bystanders gathered as the fire crew worked to pull the corpse out of the water.

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Officials said they believe it is a man’s body, but it remains a mystery as to how he died.

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