Honolulu firefighters retrieved the decomposing body of a woman from Lake Wilson today.
The woman’s body apparently had been in the water for several days and may have been the subject of a swimmer in distress call on Thursday, said Honolulu Fire Department Capt. James Todd.
Todd said firefighters were called to Wahiawa Freshwater State Park about 9:30 a.m. Saturday after someone spotted the body floating in the water.
A fire rescue company retrieved the body, which was unrecognizable, and turned it over to police and the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office.
Three days earlier, at about 5:35 p.m. Thursday, firefighters received conflicting reports about a female swimmer in distress and someone yelling at the lake.
Firefighters searched underwater, but could not see anything because of the poor visibility. After unsuccessfully locating anyone in distress and no one reporting anyone missing in the area, firefighters ended the search two hours later.