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Body Found in East End Marine Park Waters

The body of a man authorities believe was fishing illegally in the St. Croix’s East End Marine Park over the weekend was found Monday drowned.

The V.I. Police Department had not released any information as of Thursday evening. The man’s name has not been released.

According to a source at the Department Planning and Natural Resources, the man’s body had "undergone an encounter with something big."

The area where he was found is a "no take" zone. No fishing, spear fishing, conch harvest or lobster catch is allowed in the area off the east end of the island in an effort to rebuild fish populations.

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A person who was with the deceased over the weekend has admitted that they were fishing, the DPNR source said, and said the man was last seen Saturday afternoon.

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