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Body Discovered In Hudson Three Days After Swimmer Goes Missing

Police helicopter searching the area of Croton Point Park earlier this week.
Police helicopter searching the area of Croton Point Park earlier this week. Photo Credit: Jay Lorenz

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Three days after a swimmer went missing off Croton Point Park, a body was recovered in the Hudson River in that area by a boater early Friday evening.

There has been no confirmation that the body, recovered around 7 p.m., was that of Alex DeSouza, the 47-year-old Brooklyn resident authorities were searching for since he went missing.

D'Souza and two other men were fishing in Croton Point Park at Teller's Point when D'Souza decided to go for a swim. The two other men called 911 at 10:45 a.m. after seeing D'Souza go under and not resurface, police said.

The Westchester County Marine Unit shifted from a search and rescue to a recovery effort DeSouza oh Thursday, with Westchester Police saying the search had grown less intense in recent days.

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