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Body recovered off Havre de Grace waterfront

The body of a 58-year-old man who had been missing for about two weeks was found in the Susquehanna River along the Havre de Grace waterfront Saturday.

Jeffrey Owen Swank, who lived on a 42-foot Irwin sailboat built in 1978, was found at the foot of Pennington Avenue about 300 yards downriver from where his boat was anchored, Candy Thomson, spokeswoman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police, said Tuesday.

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Thomson said Mr. Swank's driver's license indicates he was a resident of Berwyn, Pa., in the western Philadelphia suburbs, about 65 miles northeast of Havre de Grace.

Thomson said, however, that Mr. Swank lived on his boat, which was anchored in Havre de Grace. She said he had been reported missing Oct. 30 after his son and his friends could not reach him by telephone.

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Mr. Swank's body was recovered in about three feet of water by a joint effort of the Natural Resources Police, Havre de Grace Police Department and Susquehanna Hose Company of Havre de Grace, Thomson said. An autopsy was conducted through the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore Sunday.

Bruce Goldfarb, spokesman for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, said the cause of death is still under investigation.

Susquehanna Hose Company Chief Scott Hurst said members of the company's dive team were on hand at the scene, which was near the Seneca Pointe condominium complex, to assist the police.

"We did not recover the body," Hurst said. "We just went down there and stood by to assist them."

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