CHARLOTTETOWN -- Police in P.E.I. say the body of a man has been found near the Hillsborough Bridge east of Charlottetown.

The RCMP say the 63-year-old man's body was discovered on the shore by a passerby at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Officers say the man was from Stratford and had not been reported missing.

The Mounties say they won't release his name until his family has been notified and they are continuing to investigate.