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Body of missing fisherman found in Hunterdon County reservoir

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Apr 02 2013 08:53:40 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 02 2013 05:03:43 PM CDT
Round Valley Reservoir

Round Valley Reservoir

CLINTON TWP., Pa. -

After a search, crews found the body of a missing fisherman in 70 feet of water.

New Jersey state police responded to a call for a possible water rescue Monday just before noon at Round Valley Reservoir in Clinton Twp., Hunterdon Co.

Witnesses told police they possibly saw two subjects swimming to shore, but officials determined that a man was fishing alone.

Crews found an anchored canoe and debris 120 yards from shore on the north dam of the reservoir.

A search and recovery operation began, and after an extensive search, the body of 56-year-old Kenneth Rohatyn of East North Port, N.Y., was found around 6:50 p.m Monday, submerged in water that was 70 feet deep.

Hunterdon County's medical examiner removed the body from the scene. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.