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Body Found in Conn. River Could be Missing Greenfield Man

(Courtesy Greenfield Police)

SUNDERLAND (WGGB) — Police and medical examiners are working to determine the identity of a body that was found in the Connecticut River in Sunderland Saturday afternoon.

The Greenfield Police Department says the body  matches the description of a man who went missing in Greenfield, but the identity has not been confirmed.

Police say the man was approximately 28 years old and was discovered by two people canoeing on the Connecticut River.

Sunderland, Greenfield, and Montegue Police and fire all responded to the scene and pulled the body from the water, along with help from mutual aid.

Water crews were deployed in the area of the river near Sunderland boat ramp, which is near the Montegue town line.

(Courtesy Greenfield Police)

(Courtesy Greenfield Police)

They don’t believe the circumstances surrounding the death are suspicious.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is working to determine how he may have died. The Northwestern District Attorney’s office will release the man’s identity when it is determined.

Turners Falls Fire, Orange Fire, Deerfield POlice, Leverette Police, and Massachusetts State Police also responded and assisted with the operation.


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