NEWBURYPORT — City Marshal Mark Murray and the Newburyport Police Department would like to share an update on the search for a missing man.
At approximately 5:20 p.m., a body believed to be that of Kevin Mahoney, age 33, of Newbury was located in the water near the North End Boat Club.
A coordinated search and rescue effort was conducted today by The U.S. Coast Guard, Massachusetts Environmental Police, Massachusetts State Police, Newburyport Police Department, Newburyport Fire Department and Newburyport Harbormaster.
“I would like to thank everyone who assisted in the search efforts,” said Marshal Murray. “At this time, I would like to send my condolences to Mr. Mahoney’s family, friends and loved ones.”
On Saturday, July 31 at approximately 7:30 p.m., a woman reported to police that Mahoney had not been seen since early that morning.
The woman told police that Mahoney had been seen near the intersection of Water and Federal streets in Newburyport late Friday night/shortly after midnight Saturday and was then last seen by a member of the North End Boat Club, located at 282 Merrimac St. walking outside the club building at approximately 1:30 a.m. He was last seen in the driveway near the docks of the boat club, and his cell phone and backpack were found aboard a boat owned by Mahoney’s family, which is docked at the club.
The investigation remains ongoing and is being conducted by the Newburyport Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police assigned to Essex District Attorney’s Office. The State Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the manner of death.