- Associated Press - Saturday, January 14, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a body found floating in a Los Angeles marina is believed to be that of a man who was washed down a flood-control channel during heavy rain earlier in the week.

The Fire Department says the body was found Saturday morning in the Leeward Bay Marina in Wilmington.

LA Port Police Lt. Ken Hawkes tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/2jbRrkI ) that the body matches that of a man who vanished on Monday in Gardena, about eight miles from the marina.

The man was reported missing after his girlfriend was rescued from the Dominguez Channel. Authorities believe he was swept downstream.

The couple was believed to have entered the channel from a homeless encampment and authorities say the water was flowing at about 35 mph.



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