CHELSEA — The body of an Augusta man was found Monday along the Kennebec River, apparently a victim of suicide.

Kennebec County Sheriff Randall Liberty said the body of a 54-year-old man was found by a person walking along the shoreline around 3:30 p.m. The body was found in mud flats on the east side of the river near the Randolph town line, police said.

The investigation was ongoing Monday afternoon, but Liberty said it appeared as though the man had jumped into the river sometime within the last few days.

Police said the man was an employee at Bath Iron Works.

“We’re doing the investigation now to see what happened,” Liberty said. “There are no visible signs of foul play.”

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