A man’s body was pulled from Limehouse Basin yesterday morning.
A receptionist, who wished not to be named, said she saw the body pulled from the dock at around 8am on Monday, February 1.
A police spokesman said that officers were called at 8.08am to reports of a body floating in the water near Goodhart Place.
They added: "The body of a man was subsequently recovered from the water."
Officers are currently treating the death as "unexplained."
An ambulance, a police van and three police cars could be seen parked outside high-end fitness centre Limehouse Marina Elite and close to Moo Canoes and Limehouse DLR station.
The basin is home to a number of house boats and sits between Regent’s Canal and the River Thames and is around a 30 minute walk from the Canary Wharf estate.
The basin, in Tower Hamlets borough, was built in 1820 to allow seagoing vessels to offload cargoes to canal barges, for onward transport along the Regent’s Canal.