Body of missing boater recovered

October 8, 2008 8:12:50 AM PDT
An autopsy on the body of the man who apparently fell off his sailboat near Barnegat Inlet is planned for Thursday. The Coast Guard says another boater found Clint Vanorsdell's body about five and a half miles south of the inlet Tuesday evening.

The 64-year-old Hanover, Mass., resident had disappeared from his 40-foot sailboat.

Vanorsdell was the focus of a search since Monday night after his boat, Second Wind, was found in the inlet with no one aboard. A caller had told authorities Vanorsdell was last seen taking down the sails.

The Coast Guard believes Vanorsdell was sailing to the Bahamas from Connecticut.

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