Body of missing boater's body recovered from the Taunton River following search and recovery of body found in the vicinity of the river

Body of missing boater's body recovered from the Taunton River following search and recovery of body ...

The body of a missing boater was found from the Taunton River on Sunday, following scouting that began october 31, Somerset Fire Chief Jamison Barros said in remark.

The Somerset harbor master informed firefighters about a man who had taken dinghy from the Somerset Yacht Club onto the river about 5 p.m. Saturday. Officials said Friday that the driver who left the airport on Friday had not returned.

Responders searched the waters on Saturday, but stopped their efforts about 5 p.m., and returned to the river Sunday morning.

A State Police Air Wing helicopter located a suspected area of interest fewer than ten miles from Pratt Avenue in Somerset, where he died about 11 p.m., according to prosecutors.

The mans name was not released pending the determination of the cause of death and a positive identification from the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, according to the statement.

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