MARTINEZ -- The body of a man was found floating in the Carquinez Strait Monday afternoon, about 250 yards east of the Benicia Bridge, officials said.
A deputy from the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Marine Patrol Unit found the body trapped in the tules about 2 p.m., sheriff's Spokesman Jimmy Lee said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and his body was taken by officials from the Contra Costa County Coroner's office.
An autopsy will be conducted Tuesday morning to determine the cause of death, Lee said. The circumstances surrounding the man's death remain under investigation, and his identity has yet to be confirmed.