Body of Missing Man Found in Susquehanna River

WILKES-BARRE -- The body of a missing fisherman from Wilkes-Barre was  found Thursday in Luzerne County.

The Luzerne County coroner has confirmed that the body of Wilkes-Barre native, Richard Bevan, was discovered by another fisherman Thursday afternoon in Plymouth near the old Carey Avenue bridge.

Newswatch 16 reported earlier on Thursday that the search had been called off.

The Wilkes-Barre fire chief tells Newswatch 16 that crews have exhausted all sonar and diving efforts near the area of the Susquehanna River, where Richard Bevan of Wilkes-Barre is thought to have disappeared.

Bevan's family says he didn't return home from a fishing trip Tuesday evening.

Dive teams spent the day Wednesday searching the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre for the missing boater.

His empty boat was found in the river Tuesday night.

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