Body found in Prospect Lake

This fisherman found a person's body in Prospect Lake Thursday morning. / Mike Duran - FOX21 News
This fisherman found a person's body in Prospect Lake Thursday morning. / Mike Duran - FOX21 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police are investigating after a body was found in Prospect Lake around noon Thursday.

Prospect Lake is in Memorial Park, which is near South Union Boulevard and Airport Road.

It’s a popular fishing hole for people who like to cast a line without having to drive out of the city, but Thursday, one fisherman got the shock of his life.

The fisherman was floating along in his raft about 30 feet out in the lake when he came across the body, which was covered in algae.

“He was very white and pale and that’s when everybody started showing up,” said witness Danny Ohara.

Some of these people said they’ve never seen something like this here.

“We just saw a whole bunch of cops and fire department come and rush in. We saw the red tape, so we were just like, someone has to be dead,” said witness Chauncey Johnson.

Finding a dead body while you’re enjoying a day at the lake isn’t something you can plan for.

“It’s a dangerous world and I would never thought that this peaceful park would have that kind of dark secret,” said Ohara.

“I just feel bad for whoever’s family member or relative that is,” said Johnson.

Colorado Springs Police said there doesn’t appear to be any criminal wrongdoing in this case. An autopsy will be performed Friday to find out who this is and what happened to them.

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