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Mohawk River Search For 2 Paddle Boaters, 1 Body Found

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One body has been recovered and police continue to search for two other men whose paddle boat capsized in the Mohawk River in central New York.

State police have recovered the body of 42-year-old Terry Moshier since the accident on Monday afternoon near Little Falls. They continue to search the river for 23-year-old Kevin Moak and 18-year-old Ryan Moak. Witnesses last saw them on the boat near some rapids, yelling for help.

The relationship among the missing boaters was not immediately known.

Herkimer County Sheriff Chris Farber told the Observer-Dispatch of Utica that the paddle boat, which was recovered without its passengers, was made to carry two people.

Farber said nobody should have been in water because of the strong current, murky conditions and debris.

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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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