Coast Guard, Wyandotte police recover body of missing boater

Man, 40, falls overboard into Detroit River Friday

Coast guard, Wyandotte police search for missing boater

WYANDOTTE, Mich. – Officials have recovered the body of a person who fell off of a boat into the Detroit River early Friday morning.

According to Wyandotte police, three people were on a boat in the Detroit River Friday morning, and one of them fell overboard sometime around 5:30 a.m.

Video from the search earlier Friday morning can be seen above.

After hours of searching, with assistance from the Coast Guard, Wyandotte police recovered the body of the person, identified as a 40-year-old man, at around 9:30 a.m. The man’s name was not yet released.

According to police, the man and two other adults were on the boat in the river when they ran out of gas. The group was attempting to get their dinghy back to shore and the man fell in the water.

Officials say the incident appears to be an accident. All three adults had reportedly been drinking and were not wearing life jackets and did not have a cell phone.

No further details have been provided at this time.

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