Authorities pulled the body of an unidentified man from the rocky shoreline of the East River in Astoria Monday morning, a spokeswoman for the NYPD said.
NYPD Harbor officers spotted the man in the water just off Shore Boulevard and north of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge a little before 8 a.m., police said.
Emergency responders were called and pronounced the man dead, the NYPD said.
Authorities believe the man was between 40 and 50 years old.
Police had blocked off a section of the sidewalk alongside the river as they performed an investigation with the city medical examiner’s office, which would determine his cause of death.
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