Paddleboarders at DC Cherry Blossom festival discover a dead body floating in ...

Man's body was found floating in Tidal Basin in Washington, DC Body was first discovered by paddleboarders Police have yet to release the identity of the dead man Thousands flocked to the capital for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival 

By Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com

Published: 04:15 BST, 2 April 2018 | Updated: 04:23 BST, 2 April 2018

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Paddleboarders in Washington, DC have discovered the body of a man who fell into the Tidal Basin on Saturday as thousands descended on the capital for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.

Authorities pulled the man’s body out of the water near the paddle boat area of the basin on Saturday, according to News4 TV.

No information about the man’s identity has been released.

Paddleboarders in Washington, DC have discovered the body of a man who fell into the Tidal Basin on Saturday as thousands descended on the capital for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Paddleboarders in Washington, DC have discovered the body of a man who fell into the Tidal Basin on Saturday as thousands descended on the capital for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Authorities pulled the man’s body out of the water near the paddle boat area of the basin on Saturday

Authorities pulled the man’s body out of the water near the paddle boat area of the basin on Saturday

No information about the man’s identity has been released

No information about the man’s identity has been released

The gruesome discovery put a damper on the holiday weekend. Police received a call shortly after 2:00pm on Saturday about a body seen floating in the water

As they do every year, thousands flocked to the nation’s capital at the start of spring time to watch the cherry blossoms reach peak bloom

As they do every year, thousands flocked to the nation’s capital at the start of spring time to watch the cherry blossoms reach peak bloom

As they do every year, thousands flocked to the nation’s capital at the start of spring time to watch the cherry blossoms reach peak bloom

The gruesome discovery put a damper on the holiday weekend.

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