ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible drowning in the Genesee River.

Police said a body was discovered around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday on the Irondequoit side of the Genesee River, near Shumway Marina.

Sheriff's deputies were assisted by Irondequoit Police, the United States Border Patrol and Coast Guard in the recovery.

Sheriff's investigators said an employee of the Border Patrol discovered the body by a dock near a Customs and Border Patrol boat.  The sheriff's office was notified and, with the help of other agencies, removed the body from the water.  

Sheriff's investigators said it appears to be that of a white male.  The body was turned over to the Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy and identification.  

Saturday, family and friends conducted a widespread search for missing Rochester man, James "JJ" Allen.  They searched portions of St. Paul Street and areas near the Genesee River.  

Allen, 25, was reported missing on May 25 when the failed to show up for work.  

Allen's stepfather, Doug Schoenheit, said the family is in constant contact with Rochester Police investigators.  He declined further comment until the body is identified.  

The sheriff's office says it's unknown how long the unidentified body had been in the river. The investigation is ongoing.