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Woman's body found floating in East River off Manhattan's Lower East Side: police

Woman's body found in East River near Manhattan's Lower East Side
Posted at 7:15 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 07:18:47-04

LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — The NYPD is investigating after a woman's body was found floating in the East River late Monday night, police said.

According to authorities, officers responded just before 11 p.m. for a 911 call of a woman in the water in the vicinity of South Street and Pier 35 on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

Cops found the unidentified woman, unconscious and unresponsive, floating in the water, officials said.

Police said she was removed from the water by the NYPD's Harbor Charlie Patrol and taken to Pier 17.

EMS responded and pronounced the woman dead at the scene.

The medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death as the investigation remains ongoing, police said.

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