Body recovered from Rockaway River in Boonton, authorities say

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BOONTON — Municipal and county responders were on the scene after a body was recovered in the Rockaway River, a fire official confirmed Monday morning.

Police and fire crews, EMTs and an investigative unit from the Morris County Sheriff's Office were gathered as of 10 a.m. near the winding riverside by the intersection of North Main Street and Hillside Avenue, where they found the remains of a 71-year-old man in the water.

Prosecutors did not identify the man, whose death they said Monday night is not suspected to be criminal.

The Boonton stretch of the Rockaway River has been the scene of several drownings throughout the years. A mother and her 11-year-old son drowned in February near Grace Lord Park, just downriver from the current recovery scene.

Another body, an unidentified adult male, was recovered farther downriver from the park, near the Boonton Gorge, in 2018.

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This article originally appeared on Morristown Daily Record: Body found in Rockaway River in Boonton NJ, authorities say

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