A man has been found dead at the Tent City homeless camp, officials tell TLS. Police and EMS responded to the encampment around 8 PM, and upon arrival discovered an unresponsive man in a wheelbarrow, sources tell TLS.
First responders from Lakewood First Aid and MONOC removed the man from the wheelbarrow and began performing CPR on him, but resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man was approximately 61 years old, officials say.
“Although there isn’t any evidence to suggest foul play, an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death,” Dsgt. Greg Staffordsmith said.
Lakewood’s Detective Bureau, CIU and Medical Examiners Office are responding to the scene.