A man was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on a bench near a boardwalk area south of Mosquito Cove in Sea Cliff early Friday morning, police said.

A female passerby reported the incident in a 911 call placed at about 7 a.m., Nassau County police said. Police said responding officers found the man dead of an apparent suicide.

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The identity of the victim has not been released.

Police said the area has been cordoned off for investigation.