Teenager found floating off Manhattan Beach

Police found the body of a 16-year-old boy floating in Sheepshead Bay on Tuesday.
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Police recovered the body of a teenage boy discovered floating off the coast of Manhattan Beach on Tuesday.

A bystander spotted the 16-year-old floating in Sheepshead Bay inlet near Oxford Street and Shore Boulevard at around 2 pm and called emergency responders, who rushed to the scene and lifted the body out of the water on a stretcher, according to an eyewitness.

“They pulled him up over the railing,” said Marine Parker Corinne Moroney, 27, who saw police activity while leaving her class at Kingsborough Community College, located a block away. “It didn’t look decomposed. It looked like he was laying down.”

Photos reveal that the boy was wearing a black hoodie, pants, and sneakers when he was found.

Police say that the unidentified boy was 16-years-old, and that there was no trauma to the body. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has yet to determine a cause of death, and the investigation remains ongoing, according to authorities.

Reach reporter Rose Adams at or by calling (718) 260–8306. Follow her on Twitter @rose_n_adams
Posted 12:00 am, October 16, 2019
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