The discovery has occurred to the west of Ryde Pier close to a slipway leading to the shore from St Thomas’ Street.
Paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service were called to the scene earlier this morning, but there is nothing they have been able to do.
A number of Police officers are in attendance at the scene with Detectives from Newport CID also present.
A small cordon has been erected whilst initial investigations are carried out.
Today’s discovery is the 4th such incident in the past 8 days, with bodies also located in Newport, Cowes and Arreton in the past week.
UPDATE @ 11:18 – A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said:
“We were called at 7.48am this morning (3 February) following the discovery of a man’s body in the water off St Thomas Street.
“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the Coroner”.
Enquiries are ongoing at this time to confirm the identity of the deceased.