Body found in dairy lagoon in Merced County, deputies investigating as suspicious death

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Saturday, October 30, 2021
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An investigation is underway after Merced County deputies say a body was found Friday afternoon.

MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- An investigation is underway after Merced County deputies say a body was found Friday.

Deputies were called to check on a possible body spotted in a dairy lagoon on Worden Avenue near Highway 99, west of Le Grand.

Divers from the Merced County Sheriff's Office Water Rescue and Recovery team were able to recover the body. A Cal Fire hazardous material team then helped decontaminate them.

Authorities said the person who died was a male, but they are not releasing any other details as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Merced County Sheriff's Office.