(Dover, NH) - Dover Police are investigating the death of an individual found in the river early Wednesday.

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Dover Police say a couple walking on the pathway along the river spotted the body in the water in the area behind Waldron Towers shortly before noon.

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The Dover Fire & Rescue Service send two men into the river wearing protective suits to retrieve the body, which was tangled in undergrowth along the riverbank.

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The fully-clothed body, which appeared to be that of an adult male, was removed from the water just after 1:30 pm. A representative from the NH State Medical Examiners Office was on scene, along with Dover Police detectives.

An autopsy will positively identify the body and determine the cause and manner of death.