By Anne Geggis

The body of a young man, reportedly wearing a T-shirt and shorts, was found on the shoreline near the Mayfair House Condominiums Sunday morning, according to South Palm Beach officials.

A beachwalker called 911 at about 7 a.m., according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman. The area around the Mayfair, 3590 S. Ocean Blvd., was cut off to passers-by for a time, South Palm Beach Mayor Bonnie Fischer said, but it was back open by late morning.

A wallet was also recovered from the scene, officials said.

It’s the first time Fischer said she has heard of a body coming ashore in this town of about 1,500 and she’s been around for about the last 45 years.

“We’ve had marijuana and homemade boats (come ashore), but never a body,” Fischer said.

The Sheriff's Office said the beachwalker found the body facedown near the water line. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division investigated on scene.  There were no evident signs of foul play, officials said, and the man was pronounced dead at 7:19 a.m.

Note: This article has been updated from the original to clarify how the body was found.

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