Body found in Hempstead Lake Park

Rockville Centre Firefighters discover person floating in south pond


A dead body was found floating in the south pond section of Hempstead Lake State Park on Friday afternoon, according to local emergency services. 

Rockville Centre Fire Department called it in around 12:05 p.m. on March 10. The body was discovered about 10 to 15 feet off the shores, according to officials with the department. 

Rockville Centre, Nassau County, and New York state police departments responded. The investigation has since been taken over by New York state Park Police. 

The victim has not yet been identified and there is no indication of the cause of death at this time.