By Bob Allen

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police are investigating after a body was found floating in the Allegheny River Monday morning.

According to officials at the scene, the body was found near the 40th Street Bridge around 6:18 a.m.

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Authorities are trying to figure out if it’s the body of a man who was pulled under the water near the Fox Chapel Yacht Club on Friday.

“He had no shoes on, but he was wearing shorts and a shirt. This was about 200 yards downstream on the right bank of the Allegheny River under the 40th Street Bridge,” Pittsburgh Public Safety Spokesperson Sonya Toler said.

Police say there are no signs of trauma on the victim’s body.

Since Friday, rescuers have been looking for a 74-year-old man, who was swept away underwater near the yacht club.

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Witnesses said the man was wading chest deep in the river when he lost his footing and got carried downstream by heavy currents.

The victim’s name has not been released.

The medical examiner hopes to have some answers on the cause of death and the man’s identify before the end of the day.

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