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Missing kayaker identity confirmed

Published: 8/11/2015

Poughkeepsie…The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports that the autopsy on the body recovered in the Hudson River on 8/10/15 has been completed by the Dutchess County Medical Examiner, who has officially confirmed that it is in fact the body of Mr. Ian Jones. The autopsy has revealed no injuries or trauma to Mr. 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 8/8/15 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 our heartfelt condolences go out to Mr. Jones’ family and friends during this difficult time.