PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Authorities say the body of an unidentified man was found floating in the waters off of Portsmouth Harbor.

A fishing vessel crew contacted the New Hampshire Marine Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard about 2 p.m. Wednesday. The body was pulled from the ocean about five miles from the Piscataqua River Bridge.

The Portsmouth Herald reports police said an investigation has been launched to determine the man’s identity. The state medical examiner has been called in to assist in the investigation.

It’s possible the body belongs to a suicide victim from Aug. 1, the Herald says.

According to N.H. State Police, they initially received a call about a man on a bicycle looking over the bridge railing. When officers arrived, he jumped, and the body hasn’t been recovered.


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