Clearwater police are conducting a death investigation after a body was discovered in a crab trap Tuesday morning by a boater.
According to police, the body of a white man was found just before 11 a.m. about two miles west of Clearwater Beach in the Gulf of Mexico. Police said his body had become snagged on the rope, where it was seen by a boater.
The man's body was brought ashore to the Coast Guard station on Sand Key by Clearwater Fire Rescue.
Police said the victim was dressed in blue swimming trunks, as if he might have been swimming. Police described him as having brown hair, a mustache and a goatee.
The Coast Guard, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission also assisted in the recovery of the body.
Anyone with information is asked to call Clearwater Police at (727) 562-4420.