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Robert Moses bridge to Fire Island reopens, officials say

Part of the Robert Moses Causeway leading to Fire Island that was closed in both directions Saturday morning was reopened after authorities investigated a vehicle abandoned on the bridge.

A vehicle was found stopped with its engine running in the lone southbound lane of the bridge about 5:30 a.m., said Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Javier of the U.S. Coast Guard.

A note was found on the car, Javier said. After hours of searching, Coast Guard members found a man’s body on a nearby beach on the north side of Fire Island about a half-mile from the bridge about 10 a.m., Javier said.

The bridge was shut down in both directions — south of Captree Island to Fire Island — after the discovery of the vehicle, Javier said. The vehicle was removed and the span was reopened around 10:30 a.m., according to Javier.

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