Authorities recover body of swimmer who disappeared in Hudson River

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

News 12 Staff

Jun 19, 2019, 9:59 AM

Updated 1,796 days ago

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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.
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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