Man's body found in Passaic River in Newark

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A tragic discovery was made in the Passaic River in Newark.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office said Thursday a man's body was found near milepost five on Route 21.

The person has not yet been identified.



Authorities are looking into whether the man's death is linked to the historic flooding triggered by Ida last week.

Ida's flooding claimed the lives of at least 27 people in New Jersey with several still missing.

RELATED | President Joe Biden surveys deadly Ida disaster zones in NJ, NYC
EMBED More News Videos

Jim Dolan has more on President Biden and Kathy Hochul's tours through storm-ravaged New York City.



----------
* Get Eyewitness News Delivered
* More New Jersey news
* Send us a news tip
* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
* Follow us on YouTube
Submit a News Tip
Copyright © 2021 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.