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Freeport man, 77, found dead in canal, cops say

A man was removed from a Freeport canal Wednesday and pronounced dead at a hospital, Nassau police said Friday.

The victim was identified Friday as Hernan Ocampo Loaiza, 77, of Freeport, police said.

He was spotted about 7:40 a.m. Wednesday in the waters near South Main Street, authorities said, and the cause of death has not been determined.

Homicide detectives ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477 or 911.

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