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Body pulled from the Muddy River in Boston

Police and firefighters responded at about 11:30 a.m. to a report of a person who appeared to have drowned in the water.

Evan Allen/Globe Staff

Police and firefighters responded at about 11:30 a.m. to a report of a person who appeared to have drowned in the water.

A man’s body was pulled from the Muddy River near Boylston Street in Boston on Thursday around 11:30 a.m., Boston police said.

There was no sign of foul play or trauma, said Superintendent Bernard O’Rourke, nor was there any indication of what happened to the man, who was in his 40s.

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The man was carrying identification, and police are looking into whether he was homeless, O’Rourke said. There were indications the man had recently had medical treatment, he said.

The body was found where the small, sluggish river, a tributary of the Charles, passes under Boylston Street. Police and firefighters had responded to a report of a person who appeared to have drowned.

Investigators took notes and pictures, including of a group that stood near the water.

Globe correspondent Jacqueline Tempera contributed to this report.

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