Divers recover a body believed to be that of a missing man near Newburyport docks

Divers found a body Sunday evening believed to be that of a man last seen early Saturday morning near the docks of a boat club in Newburyport. He was last seen around 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the North End Boat Club, near the docks, at 282 Merrimack Street “He was with his girlfriend, you know, they were out late. They were here at the boat club,” Marshall said. Mark Murray: “They’ve been frequenting another area of ​​town over there and back in that area. I don’t know why, and there was some sort of conversation between the two and they broke up.” He said Mahoney was drunk when he was last seen. A friend of Mahoney reported him missing around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The search for Mahoney originally started on Saturday night, but was canceled Before that happened, Mahoney’s cell phone and backpack were found on his family’s boat moored at the club, and on Sunday morning the divers began work in the area around the docks, but Murray said they had to pause their work. Divers returned to the water in the early afternoon at tide, when currents and visibility were most favourable, his body was discovered in the water near the club around 5:20 p.m. Sunday to determine the method of death.

Divers found a body Sunday evening believed to be that of a man last seen early Saturday morning near the docks of a boat club in Newburyport.

Kevin Mahoney, 33, was reported missing from Newbury on Saturday.

Last seen around 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the North End Boat Club, near the docks, at 282 Merrimac St.

“He was with his girlfriend, you know, they were out late. They were here at the boating club, they frequented another area of ​​town over there and back in that area. I don’t know why,” said City Marshall Marshall Mark Murray. Kind of a conversation between the two and they broke up.”

Murray also said that Mahoney was drunk when he was last seen.

A friend of Mahoney reported him missing around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The hunt for Mahoney originally began on Saturday night, but was canceled due to darkness. Before this happened, Mahoney’s cell phone and backpack were found on his family’s boat, which is moored at the club.

On Sunday morning, divers began work on the area around the docks, but Murray said they had to temporarily halt their work for safety. Divers return to the water in the early afternoon at tide, when currents and visibility are most favorable.

His body was discovered in the water near the club around 5:20 p.m. on Sunday.

The state medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy to determine the method of death.

Newburyport Police

Kevin Mahoney

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