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Body found in midtown Manhattan storm drain

A cause of death is unknown for a man who was found dead in a New York City storm drain Tuesday morning.

Police are investigating after a man was found dead in a storm drain Tuesday morning in midtown Manhattan, authorities said.

The body was discovered about 11:40 a.m. near East 33rd Street and First Avenue, police said.Responding officers found anunconscious49-year-old man inside a storm drain and EMS pronounced him dead at the scene. Authoritieshaveyet to release the man's identity.

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NYPD sources told the New York Post that the body was uncovered during a routine inspection by the Department of Environmental Protection at a site that is part of a hospital expansion project. NYU Langone Medical Center is located near where the body was found.

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According to the Post, the body had been dead for a long time.The medical examiner isdetermining the cause of death.

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