The search for a kayaker who went missing on the Navesink River in Fair Haven on Friday morning ended with the recovery of a 78-year-old man’s body that evening, Police Chief Joseph McGovern said in a released statement on Saturday morning.
Police have not released the man’s name, but said he was a Fair Haven resident. The man was reported missing at 10:24 a.m. on Friday. The weather conditions on the river were warm with wind gusts for most of the day.
Fair Haven police, in conjunction with the NJ State Police Marine Division, Monmouth County Park Rangers Middletown and Rumson police investigated with the assistance of the Fair Haven Fire Department and First Aid Squad.
“The investigation is ongoing,” the statement said. “No further information available at this time per Chief Joseph McGovern,” the release said.