2013-02-14 / Other News

Body Found Under Dock In Gerritsen Beach

Police from the 61st Precinct said this week they are looking into the drowning death of a man whose body was found floating near his boat in Gerritsen Beach last Sunday.

Press reports released Monday indicated the body of an elderly man, who lived on a boat docked at the Tamaqua Marina for the past ten years, was discovered under the dock at 85 Ebony Court at about 12:30 p.m.

A report in Monday’s Daily News said it appeared the body might have been in the water “several days,” according to witnesses, although that could not be confirmed.

Police said paramedics from the city Emergency Medical Service pronounced the man dead at the scene and that the city medical examiner is currently investigating the exact cause of death. They said there was “no sign of criminality” connected with the discovery and said they were withholding the name of the victim “pending proper family notification.”

Charles Rogers

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