Body found near Greek beach with 22-pound barbell attached to leg, coast guard says

The body of an unidentified man was recovered Sunday off a beach northeast of the Greek capital with a 22-pound barbell attached to his leg with a rope, the coast guard said.

Authorities were alerted to the presence of the body at Schinias Beach near the town of Marathon, early Sunday afternoon. 

A diver retrieved the body about 110 yards from shore.

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An ambulance took the body to a hospital where the man’s death was confirmed. According to authorities, the body had been in the water for several days.

The man was estimated to be 40-45 years old. An autopsy was to take place later. Authorities at the nearby port of Rafina were investigating.

Schinias Beach usually attracts large crowds.

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