Body found on Salisbury Beach identified as missing boater

SALISBURY, MASS. (WHDH) - Officials identified the body of a man who washed up on the shore at Salisbury Beach Monday morning.

Police had responded to the beach Monday after receiving a report of a body found. Witnesses told 7News two young swimmers found the body and helped guide it onto the beach. Crews roped off a section of the beach as they investigated.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner identified the body Monday afternoon as Chhoeun Chhoun, 44, of Lowell. Chhoun had gone missing after his boat capsized last week, sparking a widespread search involving local police and the U.S. Coast Guard. Another person who fell off Chhoun’s boat was rescued.

Those at the beach who witnessed Chhoun’s body getting pulled from the water said they hope this discovery can be of some relief to his family.

“They can hopefully get some closure, give him a funeral,” said one woman at the beach.

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