Body Of Second Missing Boater Found in Muskingum River


UPDATED: Friday June 27, 2014 11:02 PM

Authorities say they have recovered a second body believed to be the missing boaters lost in the Muskingum river.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's office said the body was recovered Friday night in the river near Zanesville.

Sheriff Matt Lutz says the first body was recovered downstream in Morgan County Friday afternoon.

Police have been searching for two boaters since Tuesday.

The investigation is two-fold. First is identifying the missing men; the second is determining why they were in a stolen boat.

The owner of the boat reported it stolen on Wednesday.

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