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Man's body found floating in Anclote River in New Port Richey

NEW PORT RICHEY — A man's body was found floating in the Anclote River Wednesday evening in the Elfers area hit with major flooding in recent weeks, according to Pasco County sheriff's officials.

Spokesman Eddie Daniels said the man, spotted near Riverbank Drive around 5:15 p.m., has yet to be identified. The body was retrieved by sheriff's deputies about 8 p.m.

The cause of death has not been determined, Daniels said. He said it was unclear whether the death was related to the river flooding earlier in the month after a spate of heavy rains.

"It's really too early to say," Daniels said.

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