Update 1:53 p.m. - East Hampton Town Police Chief Ed Ecker said the body discovered in Montauk waters Saturday was that of a man likely in his fifties or sixties. No further identification has been made.
Ecker added that the death could have been recent since the body, which is now in the custody of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner, was not badly decomposed.
"He still has clothing on," he said.
Ecker said police are still investigating whether the body is of a tugboat captain from Rhode Island who went missing on April 25.
A fishing vessel called in a report of a body floating in the water off Montauk Point on Saturday morning.
Chief Jason Walter confirmed the finding, but said Coast Guard officers were still on their way to the vessel that made the discovery, so little information was available.
Walter said he received word between 9:30 and 10 a.m.
The vessel called in the finding near Montauk Shoals, about three miles off , Walter said.
Nobody in the area has been reported missing, according to Walter. However, the captain of a 91-foot tugboat, the Steven-Scott, had been reported missing off the Rhode Island coast on April 25, according to the Boston Globe. His crew believe he may have fallen overboard.
The are investigating, as well.
Meanwhile, the Coast Guard has been monitoring the dragger Lady Leah, which ran aground just west of the lighthouse, on the north side on Friday night.
Walter said it was more of a salvage operation than a rescue operation, so the Coast Guard were monitoring the potential for fuel pollution. As of this morning, the vessel was still there on Saturday, he said, despite high tide at 8:30 a.m.