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Body Recovered From Hudson River Identified as Missing Swimmer

Paul P. Moschitta, a 49-year-old Poughkeepsie man, had been missing since July 24

What to Know

  • Officials have identified the body of a man pulled from the Hudson River this week as Paul Moschitta
  • The 49-year-old man was swimming last Tuesday near downtown Poughkeepsie when he got caught in a current
  • The search for him ended Sunday before his body was recovered Tuesday

Police say a body recovered from the Hudson River on Tuesday has been identified as the missing swimmer who disappeared in the waters last week. 

The Dutchess County medical examiner's office identified the body as Paul P. Moschitta, a 49-year-old Poughkeepsie man who's been missing since July 24. 

Moschitta was swimming last Tuesday with four other people in the river near downtown Poughkeepsie when he and one other swimmer got caught in the current. 

The other swimmer was brought to the Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie.

After a days-long search that included helicopters, boats and sonar and police divers, authorities ended their search for Moschitta on Sunday. 

Swimming is legal in that part of the river, but authorities recommend all swimmers wear flotation devices.

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