Body washes up under Throgs Neck Bridge

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A grim discovery was made early Wednesday morning under the towers of the Throgs Neck Bridge. The body of a white male was found floating in the water at approximately 8:52 a.m. near the intersection of the Clearview Expressway and Willets Point Boulevard, in the confines of the 109th Precinct, police said.

An NYPD Harbor Patrol unit spotted an unconscious and unresponsive person in the water and took him to 601 Totten Road where emergency medical services were waiting, according to the police.

Once there, the man was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.

On Friday, a spokesperson for the city Office of Chief Medical Examiner said that the autopsy had been inconclusive and the cause of death had not been determined. No identification had been made and the case is pending further study, the spokesperson said.

Reach reporter Rich Bockmann by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4574.

Updated 10:44 am, October 12, 2011
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