Crews recover body believed to be missing Saugus kayaker

Missing kayaker Craig Dustin Sr. is shown near a kayak.
Missing kayaker Craig Dustin Sr. is shown near a kayak. –US Coast Guard

SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have located a kayak belonging to a Saugus man who went missing on a fishing trip, and a body believed to be him has been recovered. 

State police say the unoccupied kayak that belongs to 72-year-old Craig Dustin was found Wednesday on the beach at the Revere-Winthrop line. Authorities are working to identify a body recovered in the area that matches Dustin’s physical and clothing descriptions. 

Dustin was reported missing Tuesday by his son when he didn’t return from a kayaking trip on the Saugus River. His car was found still parked near the boat ramp from which he departed. 

Police and the Coast Guard resumed a search Wednesday after ending the search Tuesday night. 

His son says Dustin frequently takes his kayak to fish on the river.

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