Deer Island in Boston Harbor (Flickr / Doc Searls)

A body was found in the Boston Harbor on Thursday morning, officials said. 

A commercial fishing vessel first saw the body in the area of Deer Island and radioed the U.S. Coast Guard, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.

The Massachusetts Environmental Police and the Boston Police Harbor Unit both responded to the scene and recovered the body from the water.

The body is believed to be an adult but is decomposed to the point that age, gender and ethnicity were not immediately apparent, according to the DA's Office.


No additional details were available at this time. 

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