The body of a Woodbury man was pulled from the Delaware River by National Park firefighters Sunday night, a day after he disappeared during a kayaking trip.
A New Jersey State Police spokesman identified the dead man as George Cole, 55. He said that the body had been sent to the Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy and that no cause of death had been determined.
The day before, Cole's wife had reported him missing, setting off a six-hour search Saturday, assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard, according to local police and firefighters.
Mark Gismondi, chief of the National Park Fire Department, said the search resumed Sunday morning, aided by state police. What started Saturday as a rescue effort had become a recovery mission by Sunday, Gismondi said.