NEWINGTON — Residents walking along the shores of Great Bay early Monday evening found a body that appears to have washed up, a fire official said.

Jamie Fultz, a sister of Adam Camarato, who disappeared after leaving a bar in Portsmouth April 27, said police have told the family the body is that of her brother.

An autopsy is expected Tuesday, she said.

The discovery was made in the area of 325 Fox Point Road and was reported at 6:14 p.m., Fire Chief Darin Sabine said.

He said crews were just clearing from another call about an overturned boat off Adam’s Point when they received the report of the body found on the shore.

Newington’s marine unit responded to a dock nearby along with other emergency personnel.

Sabine said state and local police responded as well and remained at the scene at 8:30 p.m. He said Portsmouth police were also notified.

Sabine would not comment Monday about whether the discovery could be connected to Camarato, 32, of Eliot, Maine, who had been at The Clipper Tavern in Portsmouth with a friend but then took off on his own around closing time.

Portsmouth police Lt. Darrin Sargent said Newington police contacted Portsmouth because they were aware of Camarato's disappearance. Sargent said the identity of the body could not be confirmed Monday night, but that Portsmouth police did contact Camarato's family to notify them that a body had been found.

 According to Sabine, the body that was discovered was unrelated to other calls Monday involving two overturned kayaks and an overturned boat.