A man died Wednesday morning after jumping into a man-made lake at SoFi Stadium, home to the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers, authorities said.
The 45-year-old reportedly broke into the property at Inglewood, Calif., stadium around 6 a.m. when he ventured to a 15-foot-deep lake, swam to the center, and never resurfaced, Ingle said. Alwood Mayor James Butts at a news conference.
The man, unidentified, first jumped over the fence to enter the stadium’s parking lot.
Stadium security officers spotted the man on surveillance video and called the police, but the rescue effort quickly turned into a body retrieval mission.
Divers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Special Enforcement Division Man’s body recovered Leaving the lake after more than three hours.
Butts said officials did not know why the man was at the stadium or why he went into the water.
The mayor added that he did not believe SoFi Stadium could do anything to prevent the tragedy.
“It was someone who made a conscious decision to trespass on the property, into the lake, and he ended up having some pain and difficulty, so I don’t think SoFi could stop that,” Butts said.
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