Second Body Found Floating Near Tidal Basin In A Week

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The body of a man was pulled from the Potomac River near the Roosevelt Memorial early Thursday morning.

Authorities say a US Park Police officer discovered the body floating in the Tidal Basin around 1 a.m.

The identity of the man was not immediately know. Authorities only say the deceased is an adult male.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed to determine how the man died.

Authorities were able to clear the scene by 4:30 a.m. before tourists returned to view the blooming Cherry Blossoms.

Thursday marks the second time within a week a body has been discovered in the area. Police found another man’s body floating in the river on Saturday morning.

It is unclear whether the two cases are connected.


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WNEW’s John Domen contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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