A fisherman on a lake in New York City’s Central Park reels in a human corpse on Thursday morning.
Luis Castoire is a 24-year old fisherman that has been coming to Central Park for the last 17 years, but never did he think he would find something of this nature on the end of his line.
Castoire recounts his morning fishing trip to the Harlem Meers lake on the north side of the park.
“I hooked up on something,” said Castoire. “I went to go look, and then when I lifted up my line, it was a body. I started yelling at people, and they called the cops, and they confirmed it was a body.”
He continues in detail about the corpse.
“It had sneakers… black-and-white sneakers, and it had hair and looked like a male,” he said. “I just looked quickly, I thought it was a shadow in the water, but it definitely was a body. There was a whole bunch of kids here. It sucks they had to see this.”
The victim is described as a 34-year-old man that was declared dead at the scene. He had no ID on him, officials say; however, an autopsy will be preformed to determine how the man died.
Officials are waiting to release the identity of the man until his family can be notified.
Bystanders report seeing a large bloodstain seeping through the white cloth covering the man’s body coming from his head.
“I never thought I could tell people that I actually caught a dead body in Central Park,” Castoire said. “I don’t know if I ever will.
“This sucks,” the shaken man added. “I’m freaked out.”
In addition, this is the third dead body this month in Central Park. However, police say that none of the incidents are related.