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NJ: Hunter dead after hunting trip (the dog survived)

Manville hunter reported to be missing found dead

October 13, 2009

MANVILLE -- A 60-year-old hunter was found dead tonight shortly after he was reported missing in Manville, authorities said.

The man, whose name was not released, left his home with a dog and a firearm to go duck hunting this afternoon, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Wayne Forrest, but was reported missing a short time later when he didnít return from the hunt.

Police discovered a dog and a the weapon on a boat in the waters off South Main Street earlier tonight, and discovered the manís body in the water a short time later, Forrest said.

There were no signs of foul play, according to Forrest, but the cause of death has not been released. It was not immediately clear whether the manís body was found in the Delaware-Raritan Canal or the nearby Millstone River, Forrest said.

Rescue crews from the Manville police and fire departments were on the scene at South Main and Central Streets.

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