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Woman’s Body Found Floating Off Staten Island

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police pulled a body from the waters off Staten Island on Sunday, and now they’re trying to identify her.

The woman was seen floating facedown near the South Beach area Sunday afternoon.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police told the Staten Island Advance that the woman had likely been in the water for about two hours. She is believed to be in her 30 or 40s, police told the newspaper.

Beachgoers watched as an NYPD boat brought the body to shore.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the agency received no reports of anyone jumping off the nearby Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Saturday or Sunday.

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