- 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.

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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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