Man’s body retrieved from Buffalo Bayou after multiple attempts

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Houston police are investigating Thursday after a body was found overnight floating in Buffalo Bayou.

Some people were hanging out at Mason Park when they spotted an adult man's body in the water and reported the discovery to police around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to investigators.

At first, officers had a difficult time retrieving the body due to the fast-moving current. After multiple failed attempts, local firefighters joined the effort. However, at that point, the body had reached the ship channel and Port of Houston authorities were called for additional help.

"They were able to locate the body," HPD Lt. Larry Crowson said. "They were able to contain and hold it for the medical examiner, our dive team and the homicide unit."


So far, no identity has been confirmed. The medical examiner will be conducting an autopsy to try to figure out the cause of death.

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