A man walking in a wooded area next to the Susquehanna River in Binghamton called police when he discovered a body.

Several city fire department units were sent to both sides of the river around 1:30 p.m. Sunday when the report was received.

The body was located between Laurel Avenue and Avon Road, three blocks east of Lourdes Hospital. A fire boat was dispatched to the scene on the West Side in case a river rescue was necessary. The boat was not needed.

Binghamton police and fire vehicles on Avon Road near the Susquehanna River. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The man who found the body declined to comment to a reporter. Police at the scene and a detective supervisor also would not discuss the investigation.

Firefighters assisted police at the scene for about an hour.

Binghamton police and fire units responded to the Susquehanna River near Laurel Avenue on February 23, 2020. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

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