The body of an unidentified man was pulled from the Penobscot River in Stockton Springs on Sunday.

Waldo County Sheriff’s Deputy Benjamin Seekins said a homeowner sitting on his riverfront deck noticed the body float by and notified the police.

The body was removed from the river at Sandy Point Beach State Park, Seekins said. He said it appeared the body had been in the water for a long time.

The body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Seekins said there was no obvious cause of death or signs of foul play.

Seekins said communities upriver were notified and provided names of men who were reported missing over the winter.

Seekins said it was just chance that the homeowner noticed the body. He said the river was filled with chunks of ice, debris and wood from the spring runoff.

Beth Quimby can be contacted at 791-6363 or at: [email protected]

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