CARTERET — The body of a man was pulled from under a pier in the Arthur Kill on Tuesday night.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said a passerby called Carteret police around 6 p.m. about a body floating in the water between Staten Island and New Jersey.

The body has not been identified, according to Carey. The man was wearing blue pants, a blue jacket and black sneakers. He is described as a middle-aged white man with brown hair standing between 5 feet, 9 inches, and 6 feet, and weighing between 200 and 250 pounds.

Carey asked anyone with information to call Carteret Police at 732-541-4181 or the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3115.

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