Body washes up on shore in front of beachgoers
SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) — A body that washed up on a Massachusetts shore in front of beachgoers has been identified as that of a man missing since his boat capsized last week.
The Essex County district attorney's office says the body found on Salisbury Beach on Monday morning has been identified as 44-year-old Chhoeun Chhoun, of Lowell.
Authorities say Chhoun went missing last Tuesday after his boat capsized near the mouth of the Merrimack River. Emergency crews had searched for him.
Joseph Ranagan tells The Daily News of Newburyport he was playing football about 15 yards from the shore when he saw what looked like a body floating a few yards away. He says he pulled the corpse back to the beach before calling for help.