State police detectives and troopers are investigating after a body was found along the Quinebaug River, near 72 Roosevelt Avenue Extension, in Preston Thursday, according to state police.
Mitch Furber, of First Light Power, noticed a sweatshirt while clearing debris, then realized a body was wedged near a boom.
"There was a sweatshirt tucked in the corner and I poked it with one of the pokers, thinking it was log, just trying to push it down the river," he said.
He said there was debris on the body.
"So I couldn't see what it was, who it was," he said.
The workers then called 911.
Officials from the Preston Fire Department said they were alerted around 8:40 a.m. The body is a male, but no information was released on his approximate age.
Police said detectives from Eastern District Major Crime and troopers from Troop E are investigating.
The office of the chief medical examiner will examine the body to determine the cause of death.
Anyone who might have information should call detectives at 860-848-6500 or text TIP711 with information to 274637.