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Body found in Gowanus Canal

Bagged: FDNY personnel pulled a body out of the Gowanus Canal. Police still have not identified the dead man.
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A corpse was found floating in the Gowanus Canal this 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 man, 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 on hand.

Check back for updates on this breaking story.

Reach reporter Megan Riesz at mriesz@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505. Follow her on Twitter @meganriesz.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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