Ian Jones and Tali Lennox-Fruchtmann were involved in a kayaking accident on Saturday, with Lennox rescued safely
A body has been found in the search for the boyfriend of Annie Lennox‘s daughter, who was reported missing on Saturday (August 8).
Lennox’s daughter Tali Lennox-Fruchtmann, 22, was rescued following a kayaking accident on the Hudson River in New York over the weekend, with a search launched for her boyfriend, Ian Jones, 32.
Now, local police report that a man’s body was found in the water near to the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club on Monday (August 10).
A Dutchess County Sheriff’s office statement reads: “Just after 12:00pm on [Monday] a human male body was located in the Hudson River near the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club. The body has been removed, and is scheduled to undergo an autopsy on Tuesday to determine the cause of death and identification.”
“The body matches the description of Mr Ian Jones, who has been missing in the Hudson River since the morning of Saturday after a kayaking accident. While there is a strong possibility that the body recovered is that of Mr Jones, it remains only a possibility at this time.”
“Further information will be released once the autopsy is completed and official identification made, and at this time the search for Mr Jones has been suspended until further notice.”
A previous statement claimed that the couple “were able to stay together for about 15 or 20 minutes but then they got separated by the current.”
“They were holding onto the kayak and kicking and swimming all at the same time. They had only been separated for a few minutes before [Ms Lennox] was rescued.”
“[Lennox] was in the water and she was located and picked up by a passing vessel. She was interviewed and gave us an account of what happened. She stated they were kayaking a two-person tandem kayak and then it capsized.”
“She gave us the location where she last saw [Jones] and there’s where we started to concentrate our search.”
The search for Jones was said to be hampered by “difficult river conditions”.