Officials: Body found at Assateague National Seashore Park; investigation ongoing

An investigation is underway after officials say a body was found at the Assateague National Seashore Park on Wednesday evening, in Maryland.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says around 6:40 PM, they were called about a possible body in the water at the Assateague National Seashore Park, ocean side. Officials say a body was recovered around 7:30 PM, and the body was received at the boat ramp by the Ocean City Fire Department. 

The Medical Examiner was also on scene at 8:30 PM. It is unclear whether the individual was a male or female. Not many details are being released. There is no word on the cause or manner of death at this time.

The case is currently under investigation by the National Park Service. 

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