Missing Kayaker's Body Found

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    Authorities are awaiting autopsy results to determine how a missing kayaker died in northern New Jersey's Round Valley Reservoir.

    Divers recovered 20-year-old Chen Shao's body 150 yards off the shore on Thursday. The North Brunswick resident was last seen swimming toward an overturned kayak on Wednesday night.

    He was not wearing a life vest.

    State Police spokeswoman Trooper Alina Spies tells the Courier News of Bridgewater the State Police’s Marine Unit, using side-scan sonar, found the body after 6 ½ hours of searching. The unit’s divers made the recovery.

    There are six men whose bodies have never been recovered in the waters of the reservoir. Authorities scoured the lake with a submarine in 2006 but were not able to locate any of their remains.