A dead man’s body was found floating in the Atlantic Ocean south of Long Island on Friday morning, Nassau County police said.

A group was fishing when found the body floating face down in the water 1.5 miles south of Lido Beach at 11 a.m., police said.

The U.S. Coast Guard responded along with the Marine Bureau and Aviation Unit officers to recover the body, which was taken to the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the man’s cause of death and identity.

Police said the unidentified man was black, about 55 to 60 years old, average build, balding with black and gray hair. He was wearing a blue pattern buttoned shirt, red plaid pajama pants and black slip on shoes was recovered.

Fourth Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding this person to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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Timothy Bolger is the Editor in Chief of the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.