UPDATE: Man found floating along Washington waterfront boat dock identified

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina police department has identified a body that was found floating near a dock Monday morning.

The City of Washington Director of Police and Fire Services for Stacy Drakeford confirmed to WITN that Gary Upton Jr., 54, was the man found along the Washington Waterfront Docks.

Drakeford says officers and fire crews were called around 6:30 a.m. to the city boat docks. WITN is told Upton was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tom Marchisello, a dockmaster at Washington Waterfront Docks, says police and fire crews pulled the man’s body from the water around 8:30 a.m.

“His boat is the blue sailboat, blue hull sailboat there, and he had a dingy on board. Now we have not found the dingy, but the body they found,” explained Marchisello. ‘They’re still looking for the dingy, and they’re trying to find out exactly what happened.”

Officials say foul play is not suspected.