Police find body in search for Tali Lennox's boyfriend Ian Jones following kayak accident

The body has not yet been formally identified

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Police have found a man’s body in the search for Ian Jones, the boyfriend of Annie Lennox’s daughter who has been missing since a kayaking accident on the Hudson River.

Tali Lennox and Jones were kayaking near the upstate hamlet of Staatsburg when their vessel capsized on Saturday morning. Lennox was rescued by a passing boat and a search was launched.

A spokesman for the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office in New York confirmed that a male body had been recovered, but a formal identification is yet to take place.

“Preliminary investigation has shown that a boyfriend/girlfriend couple went kayaking during the early morning hours, and at some point the kayak capsized and they both went in the water,” said Captain John Watterson in a statement.

The search for Mr Jones has also been ‘stood down’ following the discovery of the body.

Police said the pair were not wearing life jackets and that strong currents in the Hudson River are thought to have played a role in the kayak capsizing.

It is understood the pair managed to cling to the kayak and stay together for up to 20 minutes. Police said the Hudson’s current is ‘very strong’ and ‘can be treacherous’.

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