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Body of Man Washes up Near Mahaffey Theater

The 73-year-old man has been identified but police are not releasing the name until his next-of-kin have been notified. Police do not believe he is a missing Manatee County man.

The body of a 73-year-old man washed up near the Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Petersburg Thursday evening. 

According to Mike Puetz, police public information office, there was identification in the pockets of the man's jogging suit, but police are not releasing the name until his next-of-kin have been notified. 

Puetz told Patch there were no signs of trauma or "no suggestions any kind foul play." He said the Medical Examiner will determine how long the man's body was in the water, but Puetz said it was not very long.

Around 5:15 p.m. police were notified of the body that had apparently washed ashore next to the seawall. 

Police said this does not appear to be related to the case of the missing boater in Manatee County earlier this week. The Coast Guard gave up its active search for Patrick Mullins on Wednesday. The Coast Guard found his empty boat, a white 16 foot Stump Knocker, in the water near the mouth of Tampa Bay close to Egmont Key on Monday.

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