A man was found dead in Tempe Town Lake Wednesday.

A man was found dead in Tempe Town Lake Wednesday.

TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- Fire officials say the body of a man has been recovered from Tempe Town Lake.

The original call came out around 1 p.m. Wednesday about a possible drowning at the lake, in the area of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway.

"Officers did get on scene today and observed a body floating in the water," said Tempe police detective Natalie Varela.

Apparently, some boaters had spotted the body and called police.

"There were some boaters out at Tempe Town Lake. They saw something floating out in the water," said Varela. "They thought maybe it was a body."

Multiple emergency units were called to the scene.

It was soon discovered that a man's body was floating in the western portion of the lake, near a pedestrian footbridge.

The man's age and race were not known.

Tempe police said foul play is not suspected at this time. 

A portion of the lake had to be shut down Wednesday afternoon for the investigation.


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