According to detectives, the deceased is Michael W. Neblett, 59, of Far Rockaway. Cops said people fishing 1.5 miles south of Lido Beach came across the body floating face down in the water at around 11 a.m. Friday.
Neblett was wearing a blue pattern buttoned shirt, red plaid pajama pants and black slip-on shoes when he was found.
He was pronounced dead at 12:30 p.m., cops said, and the body was taken to the Nassau County Medical Examiner's office.
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