A Juneau man was found dead Saturday in Gastineau Channel according to police in the state capital, who say he may have been boating prior to the discovery.

Word of the body, near Dupont Creek on the mainland southwest of Thane Road, later identified as 64-year-old Edward P. Boudreau, reached police via the U.S. Coast Guard just after 10:15 a.m.

“The cause of death is unknown at this time,” police wrote in a statement Saturday evening. “The preliminary investigation shows that no foul play is suspected in the cause of death.”

No vessel was found in the area by the Coast Guard search.

JPD Sgt. Sterling Salisbury said investigators didn’t yet have a firm account of how Salisbury ended up in the water.

“We have a little bit of speculation that he was possibly in a kayak,” Salisbury said.

Nobody had reported Boudreau missing to Juneau police before he was found dead.

The state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage will conduct an autopsy on Boudreau’s body.

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