Two people floating on the Presumpscot River Sunday afternoon found a body in the water, Portland police said.

The body was found just before 3 p.m. near the Riverside Golf Course. Divers from the police department were called in to recover the body.

The body appears to have been in the water for an extended period of time, interim police Chief Robert Martin said Monday. The remains will be brought to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to be identified and to determine a cause and manner of death.

Anyone who has information that could assist police in the investigation is asked to call 874-8575.

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