Dead Man Found Floating in the East River Near Williamsburg Bridge, Police Say

The dead body of a man in his 40s was found floating in the East River Independence Day morning, police say.

The body was found in the water just north of the Williamsburg Bridge, near East 6th Street at FDR Drive. Police removed the body from the water.

The find comes ahead of the 41st annual Macy's 4th of July fireworks show over the East River.

Thousands are set to line the riverbank Tuesday evening to watch the show.

The medical unit would examine how the man died, police said.

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