Sep 27, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; A general overall view of of the SoFi Stadium exterior and Lake Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

One of the newest stadiums in the NFL has apparently turned up a dead body.

According to the Los Angeles Fire Dept., firefighters were called to SoFi Stadium at 6 a.m. after receiving calls that someone had jumped into a man-made lake outside the stadium in Inglewood.

When they arrived on the scene, dive teams searched the lake for hours, finding the body of a 45-year-old man.

In a statement from Inglewood Mayor James Butts, the motive for jumping in the lake is unknown but according to the surveying footage, the victim seemed to not know how to swim.

“This is someone that made a conscious decision to trespass onto the property, get into the lake and he ended up having some distress and difficulty,” Butts said. “So I don’t think there’s anything SoFi could’ve done to prevent this.”

SoFi Stadium is the home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers with the venue officially opening up in 2020 to an empty crowd due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lake in question is just south of the stadium spanning 15 feet deep and holding 11 million gallons of water. Its apparent purpose is to capture rainwater to help the plants that surround the stadium.


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