Pinellas County Sheriff Marine units find body during practice exercises

TAMPA - Tampa police are investigating a body that was found by Pinellas County Sheriff Marine units early Saturday morning.

The dead man was found floating in the bay near the end of West Tyson Avenue while marine units were doing  water exercises.

When the body was pulled from the water, officials saw no signs of trauma to the body and no debris floating around him in the water.. Tampa police were called to Gandy boat ramp to further investigate the situation.

Tampa police believe the body had been in the water for several days before it was recovered.

The Medical Examiner's Office is working to determine the cause of death at this time.

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