Body found in Gowanus Canal identified as Boerum Hill resident

Bagged: FDNY personnel pulled a body out of the Gowanus Canal. Police still have not identified the dead man.
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Police have identified the dead man found floating in the Gowanus Canal on Monday afternoon as a 49-year-old Boerum Hill resident.

The body of Joe Gibson was spotted in the fetid waterway beneath the Union Street bridge at 3 pm, an officer said. Fire personnel fished Gibson, who was fully clothed, out of the channel and pronounced him dead on the scene, cops said.

The medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy and try to determine the cause of death, police stated.

Reach reporter Megan Riesz at or by calling (718) 260-4505. Follow her on Twitter @meganriesz.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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sid from boerum hill says:
my condolences to his family and friends
April 24, 2014, 9:34 pm

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