Police recovered the body of a teenage boy discovered floating off the coast of Manhattan Beach on Tuesday.
A bystander spotted the 16-year-old floating in Sheepshead Bay inlet near Oxford Street and Shore Boulevard at around 2 pm and called emergency responders, who rushed to the scene and lifted the body out of the water on a stretcher, according to an eyewitness.
“They pulled him up over the railing,” said Marine Parker Corinne Moroney, 27, who saw police activity while leaving her class at Kingsborough Community College, located a block away. “It didn’t look decomposed. It looked like he was laying down.”
Photos reveal that the boy was wearing a black hoodie, pants, and sneakers when he was found.
Police say that the unidentified boy was 16-years-old, and that there was no trauma to the body. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has yet to determine a cause of death, and the investigation remains ongoing, according to authorities.