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Missing boater’s body recovered

The Connecticut State Police Marine Unit discovered the body of Francis Closter III in Long Island Sound over the weekend.

Francis Closter III, 63, of Little Meadow Road in Haddam, had been missing since his 34-foot sailboat was discovered floating off the coast of Long Island.

The Coast Guard is still investigating why Closter's 35-foot sailboat, Jagular, was found floating with no one aboard at the docks of ConocoPhillips on Long Island's north shore at about 5:30 a.m. Friday. The Connecticut DEP is also conducting an investigation.

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