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Body Found Mysteriously Floating Near Playa Del Rey

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Investigators are trying to determine what led to the death of a man found mysteriously floating in the waters along Playa Del Rey.

Around 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, L.A. County Sheriff's investigators and lifeguards responded to a report of human remains floating by a rocky jetty near the 6100 block of the Ballona Creek Bike Path, reports KTLA. When authorities first arrived at the scene, they had to clear the area of bicyclists and pedestrians, many of whom had come to watch the lunar eclipse. The body was retrieved from the water by divers from the department's Special Enforcement Bureau, reports the L.A. Times.

Officials have yet to identify the body as he didn't have a wallet or any identification on him when they pulled him from the water. No swimmers have been reported missing from the area, either.

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The man's body has been sent to the coroner to help determine the cause of death and identify him, but officials say they have not determined if the man was killed.

"There's no further information on how the body was discovered, or the circumstances surrounding what led to the body being in that area," Sheriff's Deputy Mike Barraza told KTLA.