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Body Found Floating in Passaic River in Newark


Newark emergency responders recovered the body of an unidentified person floating in the Passaic River Thursday night. 

According to police, at approximately 9:45 p.m., police and the Emergency Services Units rushed to the  Passaic River near the Raymond Boulevard East section of the water to investigate reports of a person floating in the water. 

Upon arrival, rescue crews found the unidentified, unconscious and unresponsive individual just north of Penn Station. 

According to police, the victim was pulled from the water and provided CPR but was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has been notified of the incident, which remains under investigation.