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Body of man missing since weekend fatal boating crash recovered in Fall River

Authorities found the body of Marc Hanoud, 35, who had been missing since Saturday.

The body of a 35-year-old man, who had been missing since a Saturday boat crash in Fall River, has been recovered. 

The Bristol district attorney’s office said the body of 35-year-old Marc Hanoud, of Berkley, was found Wednesday by divers with the state police marine unit in 38 feet of water near the site of the crash in Mount Hope Bay. 

The search for Hanoud had been ongoing since Saturday evening, and his is the second death related to the boating incident. Hanoud was driving his blue power boat between buoys nine and ten in the bay when the vessel hit a “large wave in the ocean at a high rate of speed” and capsized, ejecting the 35-year-old and his passenger, the DA’s office said


Authorities responded to reports of the crash around 5:34 p.m. on Saturday.

The passenger, 42-year-old Brent Osborne of Middleborough, was found in the water by another boater and rushed to the St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, where he was pronounced dead. 

On social media, Hanoud’s sister, Danielle, thanked all those who helped search for her brother. 

“Marc was certainly a special person,” she said. “We have accept that he has earned his wings and looking down on us all. Watch for the signs Marc will leave you…he made so many people feel special in life, I’m certain he will continue to do that as an Angel!” 

Words cannot describe the gratitude and appreciation for all the love, support and prayers we have received these past…

Posted by Danielle Hanoud on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Friends and loved ones flooded the 35-year-old’s Facebook page with memories and messages of remembrance. 

RIP My brother until we meet again

Posted by Chip Ventura on Wednesday, October 2, 2019

There are no words…to say how sad it is that the world lost such a kind, charming, charismatic wonderful person as…

Posted by Judy Soltys DiCristofaro on Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Will be miss you Marc Hanoud !!!

Posted by Yianni Mirisis on Wednesday, October 2, 2019

A funeral service for Osborne is being held Thursday in Middleborough, according to his obituary, and a GoFundMe page has been started to support Osborne’s family.   

“Brent was born in Middleborough and lived life to the fullest,” his loved ones wrote. “He was an outdoors man, he worked in landscaping and irrigation, enjoyed dirt bikes and motorcycles, loved the water and was an avid boater.  He was a fun-loving guy and will be missed by many.”  

Posted by Emily Lawton on Monday, September 30, 2019