Body found in Delaware River ID'd as missing NJ rafter

KNOWLTON TWP., N.J. - July 6, 2013

The body of Gary West Jr. was found Tuesday afternoon in Frenchtown, more than 35 miles downriver from where he went missing. State police tell The Star-Ledger that the death has been ruled an accidental drowning.

The 38-year-old Summit resident vanished on June 29. Authorities have said West and his 14-year-old daughter were on a group trip when their rafts overturned in very rough water.

The teen suffered minor injuries before reaching land, but the other group members couldn't find her father. The group had embarked from a campground in Knowlton.

Information from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger

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