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Diving in the Tar Pits

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Holy cow, the LAPD sent SCUBA divers into the La Brea Tar Pits today to try to fish out a murder weapon from an unsolved homicide. What's it like diving in the tar pits? "LAPD Dive Supervisor David Mascarenas said the dive was comparable to swimming in 'thick pudding.' 'It was like super glue almost,' Mascarenas said. 'Once I touched it, I felt like I was stuck and I had to continually roll my body parts to move it out, 'cause if I pulled straight, I was stuck'." [CBS LA, image via]

La Brea Tar Pits

5801 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036