A body washed ashore on Sears Island in Searsport on Saturday morning.

The body, which appeared to be that of a man in his 20s, was discovered by a group of hikers about 9:15 a.m., according to the Portland Press Herald.

The body appeared to have been in the water for a long time, the Press Herald reported. The body has been transported to the Maine medical examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted.

The death remains under investigation.

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Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.