Body recovered from Hudson River identified as missing kayaker

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STAATSBURG, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office says the body recovered in the Hudson River on August 10th is in fact the body of Ian Jones.

The autopsy has revealed no injuries or trauma to Jones’ body, and the findings are consistent with drowning. There were no signs of criminal conduct or foul play found, and toxicology tests were performed however the results of those tests won’t be known for several weeks.

The search for Mr. Jones has now officially ended, and at this time his death is considered to be an accidental drowning with no criminal charges expected.

Mr. Jones had been missing since the morning of August 8th after a kayaking accident near the Staatsburg area, and was located in shallow waters of the Hudson River near the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of those who assisted with the search and investigation, and their heartfelt condolences go out to Jones’ family and friends during this difficult time.

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