Firefighters pulled the body of a 34-year-old man from the Pequonnock River in Bridgeport in front of dozens of people late Sunday afternoon, including families with children, according to a spokesperson for the mayor's office.
Bridgeport officials said someone spotted the body in the water near Knowlton Street and Arctic Street and alerted police around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters were called in to retrieve the body.
Authorities have identified the man as Walter Ridot, 34, according to the mayor's office. Ridot was wearing an orange shirt, blue jeans, boxers, tan belt and baseball cap when his body was found.
Police said Ridot's body did not show any signs of trauma. His cause of death has not yet been determined.
The Bridgeport Police Department is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 203-581-5100.