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UPDATE: Body of local resident found floating in Santa Barbara Harbor

Dani Depp/KEYT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A body found earlier Wednesday floating in the water near the boat launch area was a liveaboard, whose boat was their main residence.

Confirmation came Wednesday evening from Cmdr. Kasi Corbett with the Santa Barbara Police Department.

Visitors along the waterfront stumbled upon the disturbing discovery Wednesday just minutes after the body had been pulled from the harbor.

Authorities stand beside a body recovered Wednesday from the Santa Barbara Harbor (Dani Depp/KEYT)

The Harbor Patrol confirms the call came via marine radio from a passing boater of a person needing medical attention. Witnesses tell your NewsChannel they spotted the emergency scene before lunchtime. An intense crowd of police and paramedics were urgently doing CPR on someone lying on the ground.

Yellow caution tape was quickly put up.

The person was well surrounded; it was unclear if it was a male or female.

Medics were not able to resuscitate the person. No word on the person's identify.

The Santa Barbara Police Department is handling the investigation.

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