Body pulled from Taunton River

An autopsy on a body pulled from the Taunton River is scheduled for Friday.

The body of Joseph Ferreira, 48, of Taunton, was pulled from the river Thursday night, Bristol County prosecutors said.

Officials said boaters traveling near the Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant on West Water St.{}discovered the body at about 5:30p.m. Taunton police and rescue personal responded to the call and recovered Ferreira's body near a boat ramp at the intersection O'Keefe and East Water streets.

The cause of Ferreira's death was not immediately known.

It was the fourth body pulled from the river this year, according to{}police.