RENSSELAER, N.Y. -- A body found on the Rensselaer side of the Hudson River has been identified by officials.
Officials say Albany Fire and police received a call from a man kayaking down the Hudson River, saying he believed there was a body face down on the Rensselaer side of the river across from the Albany boat launch deck.
“He had spotted a body, we put our boat in the water, and requested Troy’s come down and found a body on the shoreline on the Rensselaer side," said Albany Battalion Fire Chief Daniel Coleman.
The body has been identified as that of Brian Sansone, 57, of Rensselaer.
Officials spent a few hours on Monday to move Sansone because authorities couldn’t access the man due to a wooded area. The body was able to be moved through the Rensselaer boat launch.
Fire Chief Coleman says it appears the body washed ashore.
Fishing poles were found near the scene, but officials would not confirm whether or not they are evidence in the case.
An autopsy will be performed and the case is currently under investigation.