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Man's body recovered from Long Island Sound

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CLINTON, CT (WFSB) -

A man's body has been pulled from the Long Island Sound in Clinton Thursday morning.

The body was noticed by a boater south of the Clinton channel around 9:30 a.m. Emergency crews rushed to the scene to get the body out of the water.

"Our Clinton police boat responded to the call and located what appears to be a middle-aged white male who was deceased," said Clinton Police Sgt. Jeremiah Dunn.

The body has been taken to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Farmington for autopsy to be identified.

Officials are not saying who it is yet, but many are wondering if it's the missing fisherman from this weekend.

"Everybody is so happy and putting out flags and wanting it to be a pleasant family experience with barbecues and going out in the water," said Bettina Braisted of Madison. "And for this one family, it's a very sad occurrence."

Yuri Kirpichev, 51, is said to have fallen into the Connecticut River in Old Saybrook this past weekend.

Officials said Kirpichev was trying to go after his fishing pole that fell in the water.

The area where the body was found is about 10 miles from this boat launch in Old Saybrook.

Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection officials are leading the investigation.

Eyewitness News has a crew on scene and will bring you more details as they become available.

Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection officials are leading the investigation. 

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