TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say boaters have discovered a man's body in the Taunton River near the municipal lighting plant.

The man has been identified as 48-year-old Joseph Ferreira of Taunton. He was found around 5:30 p.m. Thursday by boaters traveling near the lighting plant.

The state Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy on Friday.

An investigation is continuing.