Man’s body found following water search in Somerset

SOMERSET, Mass. — Rescue crews in Somerset were searching the Taunton River since Saturday for a man who was after going boating on Friday night. Somerset Police confirmed to Boston 25 News a man’s body was found in the Taunton River Sunday morning.

The Somerset Fire Department first got the call Saturday at 10:30 a.m. The search went into the night on Saturday and continued Sunday morning.

The Somerset Harbor Master reported that a man had taken a dinghy onto the river from the Somerset Yacht Club on Gay Street at about 5 p.m. on Friday, but had not returned. The man’s car was still parked in the club parking lot on Saturday morning.

Crews are conducting a coordinated “grid search” on the water from the Charles M. Braga Jr. Memorial Bridge to the Town of Dighton.

The man’s name has not been released at this time.

The crews who helped with the search include the Somerset Police Department, the Somerset Harbor Master, the Somerset Police, and Fire Drone Teams, Tiverton, R.I., Marine Unit, Bristol, R.I., Marine Unit, Fall River Harbormaster, Fall River Fire Department, U.S. Coast Guard, and the Massachusetts Environmental Police.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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