City workers found a dead man’s half-clothed body in the marshes alongside a Marine Park hiking trail on Saturday, police said.
Officers with the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Parks Enforcement Patrol found the man — whom cops have yet to identify — lying in an open muddy area off the meadow’s Salt Marsh Trail, which runs along the Gerritson Beach–side of the green space near Avenue U and Burnett Street, authorities said.
The Parks Department patrolmen found the body shirtless, wearing only pants, according to a Police Department spokesman, who said the agency workers then notified cops about the body.
Officers from the 63rd Precinct and paramedics subsequently rushed to the park, and pronounced the man dead at the scene.
The city’s Medical Examiner could not confirm the man’s cause of death by press time on Monday evening, according to a spokeswoman, and authorities’ investigation remains ongoing, officials said.