Body Found Floating in Montauk Harbor

Police are at Uihlein's Marina in Montauk Monday morning after a body was discovered in the waters. T.E. McMorrow

A body was found floating in Montauk Harbor near Uihlein's Marina on Monday morning. 

East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo confirmed that the body was off West Lake Drive Extension. An investigation is under way, he said, adding that no other information was available at this time. 

The chief did not say whether the body was that of a man or a woman, but it is believed to be a man. Despite rumors in Montauk and on Facebook as to the person's identity, the chief would not confirm his or her name as of 11:15 a.m. According to police, no one had been reported missing. 

The body was discovered sometime around 9:30 a.m.

Uihlein's Marina was bustling with police activity with detectives and East Hampton Town Marine Patrol on scene. Officials from Coast Guard Station Montauk are assisting, but deferred all questions to the town police.