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Body Of Missing Man Recovered From Housatonic River By Stratford Police

The body of a missing man was recovered Wednesday from the Housatonic River by Stratford police.
The body of a missing man was recovered Wednesday from the Housatonic River by Stratford police. Photo Credit: Stratford P.D. CT @StratfordPDCT
Stratford police have recovered the body of a Florida man who jumped off the Devon Bridge a week ago.
Stratford police have recovered the body of a Florida man who jumped off the Devon Bridge a week ago. Photo Credit: Google Maps
A Stratford police boat pulled the body of a missing man from the Housatonic River on Wednesday afternoon.
A Stratford police boat pulled the body of a missing man from the Housatonic River on Wednesday afternoon. Photo Credit: Stratford P.D. CT @StratfordPDCT

STRATFORD, Conn. — The body of a man recovered from the Housatonic River has been identified as a Florida man who jumped into water a week ago after a crash, Stratford police said.

The body of Tavares Harris, 26, was recovered at about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday after it was spotted by a boater, who called police, according to the Connecticut Post.

At 12:06 a.m. June 7, Harris crashed his SUV into the protective railing on the Devon Bridge, also known as the Washington Bridge, Stratford police Capt. Frank Eannotti said in a statement. Harris then got out of his car and jumped into the waters of the Housatonic River below, Eannotti said.

Stratford police searched the river last Wednesday and Thursday without success, police said. A statement from the Stratford Police Department at the time called the case a "missing person/suicide."

Police officers and firefighters from several towns took part in the search last week, Eannotti said.

The drawbridge, also known as the Washington Bridge, is part of Route 1 and connects Stratford to the Devon section of Milford.

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