Body found in Connecticut River in Glastonbury identified


A body pulled from the Connecticut River in Glastonbury on Wednesday morning has been identified as 39-year-old Ivan De Jesus Morales Mencia of Hartford.

Morales Mencia was boating over the weekend when he jumped into the water in East Hartford. He was reportedly swept away by the current.

Related: Police identify missing boater who fell in the Connecticut River, search to continue this week

News 8 spoke with a man who was pulling weeds by the river and saw police jump into action.

“All of a sudden a ton of cops showed up in full gear everything. Fire showed up and we just kept working, but after 30 minutes they told us to leave,” said Joseph Suriner, Glastonbury Parks and Rec. 


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