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Body Found Floating in Delaware River Behind Philly Rec Center

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    A man's body has been found floating in the Delaware River near the Bridesburg Recreation Center. NBC10's Matt Delucia has more. (Published Saturday, March 21, 2015)

    The body of a man was found floating in the Delaware River in the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia Saturday.

    A visiting boat club found the unidentified man wearing a jacket and floating face down in the water behind the Bridesburg Recreation Center on the 3100 block of Buckius Street around 3:30 p.m. At first witnesses didn't realize they had found an actual person.

    "They thought we may have put a mannequin in the water just to play a game with them," said Tom Flanagan of Philadelphia. "But it was a body." 

    Officials have not yet identified the victim. They are working to determine a cause of death.