Body Pulled From Conn. River

By Ari Mason
|  Sunday, Jul 21, 2013  |  Updated 11:42 PM EDT
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Body Pulled From Conn. River

NBCConnecticut.com

A man walked into the Connecticut River to cool off after fishing tonight, according to police. He never reappeared.

State police have pulled a body from the Connecticut River early Sunday morning not far where a man went missing Saturday night.

According to a police, two people were fishing on the East Hartford side of the river Saturday evening. One went into the river to cool off and never reappeared, police said.

Police said that there is typically a strong current in the area.

Hartford and East Hartford police and fire officials scoured the river Saturday night. The Hartford dive team was also on scene. The search was terminated when state police discovered the body.

The body was transported to the office of the State Medical Examiner, who will work to make an identification.

According to police, the man who went missing was in his 30s.

Police expect to release the identify the body on Monday.

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