An unidentified body was pulled from the rocks behind the Niagara Mohawk Oswego Steam Generating Station near the beginning of the break wall that leads to the lighthouse.
The body, identified as a white male between 50-70 years old, was pronounced dead at 1:10 p.m., said Oswego City Police Officer James Dufrane.
Police are unsure what caused the death, but are currently investigating.
Dufrane said the body appeared to have been wedged into the rocks for several weeks and will be difficult to identify because of decomposition.
The body was discovered around noon by Oswego State senior wellness major Kyle Storms, who was walking along the rocks.
"I got down there and there were two little kids down there and didn’t see it," Storms said. What drew him to the area was the strong smell and flies.
"[It’s] not the first time people have turned up in the water here," Dufrane said.