Body Pulled From River Identified As Missing Bridge Painter

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- A body found floating in the Detroit River has been identified as a painter who fell into the water while performing work on the Ambassador Bridge in January.
The Wayne County medical examiner's office officially identified the body Saturday as belonging to Kent Morton.
The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday the body was recovered at the boat docks at Historic Fort Wayne near Zug Island.
Morton was part of a crew doing painting and welding Jan. 11 on the commuter bridge that connects Detroit with Windsor, Ontario, Windsor when he fell. Searches failed to find his body.
The 27-year-old Garden City man worked for a suburban Detroit painting company that does contract work for the bridge.


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