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Body found near Skyway bridge; deputies investigating

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MANATEE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - The Manatee County Sheriff's office is conducting a death investigation after a body was located just east of Joe's Island near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

Deputies say a fisherman discovered the body of an unknown white male in the mangroves at approximately 1 p.m. Saturday.

The sheriff's office, along with members of the Florida Wildlife Conservation commision responded to the scene.

In a press release, deputies say an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

No further information is available at this time.

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