BREAKING: Body Washes Up In Gerritsen Beach

Photo by Dan Cavanagh of GerritsenBeach.net

UPDATE (11:53 a.m.): GerritsenBeach.net is reporting additional information, relating it to a bar fight incident that happened last night. Here’s what they’ve got:

Both the stabbing at channel avenue and body at the point are related incidents.
There was a bar fight involving two brothers and another group that spilled into the streets. One brother was stabbed near Everett avenue and collapsed across the street in the weeds. He was transported to a hospital and is in critical condition. The other brother was stabbed and found DOA at the point.

UPDATE (10:30 a.m.): The NYPD has issues the following statement:

On Thursday, August 18, 2011 at approximately 0725 hours, police officers responded to calls of a body in the water at 3078 Gerritsen Ave within the confines of the 63 precinct.  Upon arrival, officers discovered a M/W/28 unconscious and unresponsive on the shore of the location.  EMS responded and pronounced the aided DOA.  There are no arrests at this time, ME will determine the cause of death and investigation is ongoing.
Identification is pending.

Original post:

A body appears to have washed up in Gerritsen Beach near the point, according to GerritsenBeach.net.

Authorities from the 63rd Precinct gathered around the corpse around 9:00 a.m. when Cavanagh, GerritsenBeach.net’s publisher, arrived at the scene.

This is a breaking news story and may contain inaccuracies. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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