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Body of Boater Missing Since Saturday Found in Connecticut River

The body of a man who was boating on the Connecticut River and went into the water has been found, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. 

A man’s body was pulled from the river on Wednesday and officials from DEEP said the state medical examiner identified the man as Ivan De Jesus Morales Mencia, 39, of Hartford. He had been missing since Saturday. 

According to witnesses, Mencia got into the water from a boat and disappeared from view. Others in the boat tried to rescue him, but they were unable to do so. Police and fire crews searched the river in East Hartford but were unable to locate him. 

Friends of the man spotted his body in the river in Glastonbury on Wednesday morning and alerted authorities. 

DEEP said no criminal charges are expected. 

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