Body of missing Del. fisherman found

July 28, 2012 1:14:19 PM PDT
Authorities say a body recovered Sunday from Black Bird Creek has been identified as that of a 45-year-old Townsend man reported missing the previous night.

Officials with the state fish and wildlife enforcement agency say John H. Fisher had gone crabbing in his boat around 5:00pm on Friday. His family reported him around 1:00am Saturday morning when he didn't return home.

Searchers found Fisher's body near his boat about 11:00 am Sunday. He was not wearing a life jacket.

The body was turned over to the medical examiner's office to determine the cause of death.


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