Mass. officials: body found is missing kayaker

Posted: 10/02/12 at 7:20 pm EDT

SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities in Massachusetts say a body found in the ocean north of Boston is that of a 23-year-old man missing since a kayak trip last month.

The Essex District Attorney's office said Tuesday that the state medical examiner has confirmed the body found Monday is that of Mayran Lisovich of Lynn.

His body was spotted Monday afternoon by a fishing boat about 7 nautical miles of Eastern Point in Gloucester. It was recovered by the Coast Guard.

Lisovich's girlfriend reported him missing Sept. 8 when he did not return from a kayak fishing trip. He had left from a beach in Swampscott. His empty kayak later washed onshore.

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