SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Police in Springfield said they recovered a body near the Mill River.

Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh said that a worker in the area of the river, near Rifle Street, saw an unresponsive man around 9:30 a.m. Thursday,

Emergency crews arrived and pronounced that man dead.

"This is an unattended death investigation, not a criminal investigation," Walsh explained.

The case remains under investigation and police noted the medical examiner's office will determine cause and manner of death.

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(1) comment

Proinsias

Rifle Street is not near the Connecticut River.

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