Missing Boater's Body Found In Stamford Harbor

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The boat that capsized Sunday seen at the Skip Gardella Marina at Harbor Point in Stamford Monday, where it was pulled out of the water. The impact of the breakwater wall it hit is visible on the bow. New Rochelle firefighter Keith Morris died in the accident.
The boat that capsized Sunday seen at the Skip Gardella Marina at Harbor Point in Stamford Monday, where it was pulled out of the water. The impact of the breakwater wall it hit is visible on the bow. New Rochelle firefighter Keith Morris died in the accident. Photo Credit: Charlie Barthold
The search continued Monday for New Rochelle Firefighter Keith Morris, who was involved in a boating accident Sunday night in Stamford, Conn.
The search continued Monday for New Rochelle Firefighter Keith Morris, who was involved in a boating accident Sunday night in Stamford, Conn. Photo Credit: Justin Stock

Update, 1:40 p.m. - The body of New Rochelle firefighter Keith Morris, 31, was found Monday in 58 feet of water near a Stamford Harbor breakwater. A boat Morris had been riding on hit the breakwater late Sunday night, said Capt. Raul Camejo, of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. 

Searchers found Morris' body around 12:15 p.m., Camejo said.

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STAMFORD, Conn. – Several police and fire departments were still searching Monday for the fifth person involved in Sunday night's boating accident near Stamford Harbor, said Stamford Police Harbor Unit Supervisor Sgt. Pete Wolff.

New Rochelle firefighter Keith Morris could not be found Sunday night after the boat he was operating flipped over with four other people on board, officials said. Morris was one of two people in the boat's cabin, officials said. 

Three other passengers were ejected from the boat. Two were found sitting on its top, including the person who had been in the cabin with Morris.

Responders are continuing to scan the shores for any sign of Morris as the search moves into a recovery phase.

Emergency officials also are looking underwater to see if Morris might have drowned Wolff said.

Check back with The Daily Voice for updates.

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Heartbreaking. Condolences to the family and friends of Keith Morris.