A body was discovered in the pond in Central Park this morning. The corpse was discovered near 59th Street and 5th Avenue around 7:30 a.m.

The police are investigating the circumstances of the person's death.

The grisly discovery was made one day after a "badly decomposed" body was found in the reservoir near East 87th Street and East Drive on Tuesday. The male body was apparently found by maintenance workers around 12:30 p.m.

A witness told the NY Post, "I saw something out there earlier today that looked like a potato sack floating. Couldn’t tell if it was a human, it looked like litter to me." Authorities are also probing the circumstances of his death.

Human remains found in bodies of water are referred to as "floaters" by the police. The NY Times once spoke to the head of the NYPD's Harbor Unit, who explained that in the winter, "the cold water temperature slows the decomposition of a body. As the temperature rises in the spring, decomposition speeds up, producing gases that make the body buoyant and bring it to the surface."