ELLSWORTH — Maine authorities say they are investigating the discovery of a body found floating in the Union River.

The Maine Marine Patrol says the body of 54-year-old Gregory A. Jones of Hancock was discovered at 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday a half-mile downstream from the Ellsworth town boat launch. The patrol says he was pronounced dead at the scene. A state spokesman says the Maine Marine Patrol is investigating the death.

Authorities say Jones’ body was transported to Augusta where the state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.

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