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Body of Man Found Near Passaic River in Kearny


Authorities in the Hudson County town of Kearny are looking into the cause of death of a man found near the Passaic River Wednesday morning. 

According to a statement released by police,  at approximately 10:48 a.m., the Kearny Police Department received a call reporting a body in the Passaic River in the area behind LA Fitness located at 175 Passaic Avenue.

Officials said police and fire officials responded and recovered the body of a deceased adult male from the river.

The cause and manner of death are pending an examination by the Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office; however, the incident does not appear to be criminal at this time, Kearny Police officials said. 

The identification of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.