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MIDDLEBURY, CT (WFSB) – Fire officials said Sunday they recovered a body during a search for a missing kayaker. 

Middlebury Fire Chief Brett Kales said divers recovered the body near where a kayaker was last seen on Saturday. 

DEEP officials say that they, along with several area fire departments, began canvassing Longmeadow Pond around 2:40 Saturday afternoon after receiving a report that a kayak had overturned.

It was initially believed that two people were aboard, but officials later determined that only person, a 27-year-old man, was the only one on board the kayak.

A paddle and set of belongings were located at the pond.

Search efforts continued throughout the day Saturday, but were called off around 8:50 p.m. due to darkness.

Authorities began combing the pond again on Sunday at 8 a.m.

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