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Man's body found floating in Old Tampa Bay

Published Apr. 5, 2014

Tampa Police are investigating a man's death after his body was found floating in Old Tampa Bay Saturday morning.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's marine unit discovered the body while conducting an exercise in the bay south of Gandy Boulevard, about 300 yards west of the dead end of W Tyson Avenue at 7:47 a.m., police said.

There were no signs of debris or wreckage nearby, police said, and there does not appear to be any trauma to the body.

The man may have been in the water for several days, making it difficult to determine his race or identity at this time, police said. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.