Body washes ashore in Irvington

Police are working to identify a body that washed ashore Monday from the Hudson River in Irvington.

A contractor who stepped outside to make a phone call made the discovery. "I saw something floating in the water," said Ed Tyrrell. "I thought it was a mannequin, but the way the body was moving I thought it could be a real person."Irvington police, fire department divers and a marine unit composed of three departments helped recover the body after a 911 call came in around 10:30 a.m.

"Right now, we can't confirm as to the identity or any other information," said Irvington Police Chief Michael Cerone. Police are awaiting results from a medical examiner in order to identify the man.

Officials are investigating whether the body is that of a 23-year-old Newburgh man who jumped to his death from the Tappan Zee Bridge in March.

For more on the body being found, go to Channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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