Authorities recover body of swimmer who disappeared in Hudson River

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Authorities have found the body of a marathon swimmer who disappeared during an organized swim in the Hudson River.

According to authorities, Charles Van Der Horst, 67, went underwater Friday afternoon, and never came back up.

RELATED: Swimmer last seen in Hudson River confirmed dead by family 

Authorities say Van Der Horst was competing in the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim when another competitor saw him go underwater.

The Coast Guard, as well as other agencies, searched the river for hours until late Friday night.

A funeral for him was held Tuesday in North Carolina, hours before his body was found.

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