A man officials believe was homeless was found dead on the banks of the Skykomish River near Gold Bar on New Year's Day, according to a Snohomish County Sheriff's Office news release.

The man’s identity has not yet been confirmed, but if he is who he is expected to be, his age is 44 and he has been living at the same spot on the river for a few years.

The man was found by a relative around 10 a.m., according to the agency. The family member went looking for the man because he hadn't been heard from him in days.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death. Fire District 26 also responded to the call, according to the release.