Body Found in Maryland Lake During UMd. Student Outing

University of Maryland students found a body in a Prince George's County lake while cleaning up the area as part of a community service effort.

"I didn't believe that it was a body at first," said UMd. student Abigail Peters.

"We didn't know if it was real, because it was April Fools' Day," Sophia Giavotto, another UMd. student, told News4.

"Once we brought the park ranger down and police officers, they confirmed it," Peters said.

The Maryland-National Capitol Park Police said the students found the body in Lake Artemesia about 9:30 a.m. Saturday near Indian Creek.

Police said the body would be taken to a coronor for an autopsy and to be identified.

No other details were immediately available.

The students were cleaning up around the lake as part of a UMD Good Neighbor event.

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