The body of a kayaker who went missing in February has been recovered from the Wallkill River.

A State Police investigation in his death revealed that on Feb. 13, 2018, David Vena was attempting to cross the Wallkill River from a small Island in the center of the river in Rifton using a kayak and rope when he entered the water.

The kayak and personal items were recovered at the scene, but attempts to locate Vena by divers were negative.

Since Feb. 13, Troop F Underwater Recovery Team and State Police Aviation have conducted numerous searches for David Vena.

On April 13, at approximately 9:15 a.m. the state police underwater recovery team recovered David Vena during a search of the river.

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