Body found near Merrimack River in Amesbury

AMESBURY, MASS. (WHDH) - State Police and investigators are in Amesbury where a body was found on the bank of the Merrimack River.

Police said the body was found off of Pleasant Valley Road. A man who lives nearby found the body while walking along the river. He told 7News it was a man lying face-down and the man was wearing boots.

State Police do not know if the man’s death was natural or suspicious. The medical examiner has been called in.

7News has a crew on the scene and will have more on this story as it develops.