GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say a body found in a river near a submarine base is that of a missing Montville man.

Naval Submarine Base New London spokesman Chris Zendan said sailors found the body in the Thames River along the base waterfront on Tuesday afternoon. State police on Wednesday identified the body as 31-year-old Lyle Dagenais.

Dagenais went missing Feb. 19 after heading to the river to fish and kayak. Crews located his kayak in the village of Gales Ferry the afternoon of Feb. 20. The Coast Guard later called off the search.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

 

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