Missing Man's Body Recovered From Bay

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Divers have recovered the body of Shawn Ross, the Webster man lost Thursday evening when he stepped out of a boat onto the sandbar at Sandy Point in Irondequoit Bay.

Chief Sheriff's Deputy Mike Fowler says the body was found about 45 feet off the muddy bluffs on the Webster side known as Sand Point. He says the recovery was a deliberate process and took some time. The body was spotted with side-scanning sonar which was used to guide the divers.

The theory is that while wading in shallow water at Sandy Point, Ross stepped too far and tumbled into the 20-foot deep water just off the point. He wasn’t wearing a life jacket, and Deputy Fowler says it would have made all the difference.


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