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Body found floating in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH - Authorities are investigating after a body was discovered floating in the Sagamore Creek Tuesday afternoon.

Police and fire crews were called to the area on the New Castle side of the creek off Sagamore Road around 1 p.m.

Fire Capt. Todd Germain said the body was found about 15 feet from the shore. The body was recovered by a firefighter and the scene was turned over to police, Germain said.

The body was decomposed, making it difficult to determine the gender, Germain said.

"It was there for quite some time," he said.

State Police Lt. Chris Vetter said State Police are not involved in the investigation.

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