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MAN'S BODY FOUND FLOATING OFF RED HOOK

April 20, 2001 – Police have not ruled out foul play in the death of a man whose body was found floating face down in the waters off Red Hook Friday morning.
The partially decomposed body of Lloyd "Beau" Watkins II, 24, was pulled from the Vessup Bay waters around 6:45 a.m., according to Deputy Police Chief Theodore Carty.
Watkins, a North Carolina native, worked on the motor vessel Kitty Hawk and had been reported missing Thursday. Carty said he was last reported seen on the sailboat Columbine, moored near the Vessup Bay outer harbor.
The body was brought to shore near the National Park Service dock in Estate Nazareth. Police released the victim's identity after notifying his parents of his death.
Carty said an autopsy will be conducted in an effort to determine the cause of death.

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April 20, 2001 – Police have not ruled out foul play in the death of a man whose body was found floating face down in the waters off Red Hook Friday morning.
The partially decomposed body of Lloyd "Beau" Watkins II, 24, was pulled from the Vessup Bay waters around 6:45 a.m., according to Deputy Police Chief Theodore Carty.
Watkins, a North Carolina native, worked on the motor vessel Kitty Hawk and had been reported missing Thursday. Carty said he was last reported seen on the sailboat Columbine, moored near the Vessup Bay outer harbor.
The body was brought to shore near the National Park Service dock in Estate Nazareth. Police released the victim's identity after notifying his parents of his death.
Carty said an autopsy will be conducted in an effort to determine the cause of death.