Portland police do not suspect foul play in the death of man whose body was discovered by the Coast Guard about a mile east of Ram Island this morning.

Police say they have tentatively identified the man but his name is not being released until family members have been notified.

The State Medical Examiner plans to conduct an autopsy Friday.

12:23 p.m.

Portland detectives have been called in to investigate a body found this morning off Ram Island.

The Coast Guard buoy tender Marcus Hannah spotted the man’s body at 10:45 a.m. about one mile east of Ram Island.

The Maine Marine Patrol recovered the body and delivered it to the Maine State Pier where detectives took custody of it.

The Marine Patrol characterized it as an unattended death and said it does not appear the person had been boating, but referred further questions to Portland police.


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