- Associated Press - Sunday, August 27, 2017

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says a body matching the description of a missing boater has been found.

Authorities say divers from the Connecticut State Police located the body of 53-year-old Michael Murphy about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. His boat capsized Sunday morning near the western break wall off New Haven Harbor. It’s unclear what caused the boat to capsize.

Officials say a second boater who was rescued also died. He wasn’t identified and his cause of death wasn’t immediately known.


This story has been corrected to show that the missing boater’s age is 53, not 50, as officials originally said.

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