Man dead after being found unconscious near East River in Manhattan

MANHATTAN — A man has died after he was found unconscious on the shoreline of the East River, the NYPD said Monday.

The man was found shortly after 7 a.m. on the shore near East 20th Street and FDR Drive in Manhattan. It was not immediately known who found him or called 911.

The unidentified man was transported  to a hospital where he later died.

Officials say the man may have been in the water prior to being found.

The details of his death are under investigation.

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