A man’s corpse was found floating in the Gowanus Canal on Monday afternoon, according to police.
The body was spotted in the fetid waterway beneath the Union Street bridge at 3 pm, an officer said. Fire personnel fished the fellow, who was fully clothed, out of the channel and pronounced him dead on the scene, cops said.
Officials have not identified the deceased but say he was discovered wearing gray sweatpants and a blue sweatshirt.
Divers were in the water investigating the scene at 5 pm, a witness said.
Department of Environmental Protection workers were also on hand.
The medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy and try to determine the cause of death, police stated.
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