body found in delaware river Credit: Flickr / Ezra Wolfe

Philadelphia police are investigating the discovery Saturday morning of a body found in the Delaware River in Port Richmond.

Investigators said the body, described as a black male John Doe of about 200 pounds, was spotted around 8 a.m. in front of the Quaker City Yacht Club, near Delaware and Princeton avenues.

Officials with the Marine Unit pulled the body from the water and took the corpse to the Medical Examiner's Office, where the man will be officially identified.

 
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