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Cops: Man’s dead body pulled from mud near Marine Park hiking trail • Brooklyn Paper

Cops: Man’s dead body pulled from mud near Marine Park hiking trail

Found dead: Parks patrols found the unidentified man deceased and lying shirtless in an open muddy area of the Salt Marsh Trail in Marine Park near Avenue U and Burnett Street Saturday afternoon.
Photo by Jon Farina

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.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@schnepsmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.

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