Two fishermen made the call just after 10 a.m. on Saturday, describing what they said to be a body in Cascade Creek, right at the mouth of the bay.
Crews from the Erie Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene and a boat from West Lake Fire Department was called in to assist.
They found the body of a male between the ages of 14 and 20. He is believed to be between 5’6” and 5’9” with dark brown hair and a medium build. He has no tattoos but both ears are pierced.
Due to the condition of the body, police are not sure of his ethnicity.
The remains were brought onto shore not far from a steep gravel hill at the bottom of Sailmaker in Niagara Point.
Officials are still investigating the cause of death but it does not appear to be suspicious.
"The remains were recovered by Erie Fire Department, and right now, we're, along with Millcreek Police Department, Erie Police Department and my office, we're looking to establish an identity,” said Lyle Cook, Erie County Coroner.
Authorities are not sure how long the body was in the creek before it was recovered.
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