A dead body was recovered near Bird Island off the coast of Marion Sunday after the person allegedly fell off a boat, officials said.
The US Coast Guard received a distress call for a person around 2 p.m. Sunday, said Ross Ruddell, a Coast Guard spokesmen.
Rescue crews searched for the missing person by boat and by helicopter, Ruddell said. The body was recovered by 4:30 p.m.
The victim’s age and gender were not released. It also was unclear if there was anyone else on the boat, Ruddell said.
No further information was immediately available Sunday afternoon.