Kearny first responders recover dead man’s body from Passaic River, police chief says


Kearny police officers and firefighters recovered a dead man’s body from the Passaic River this morning, Police Chief George King said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“This morning at approximately 10:48 a.m., the Kearny Police Department received a call reporting a body in the Passaic River in the area behind 175 Passaic Ave. Police and fire officials responded and recovered the body of a deceased adult male from the river,” King said.

He continued that the cause and manner of death are pending an examination by the Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, though the incident does not appear to have been criminal at this time.

King further stated that the identification of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin and no further information was immediately available.