Elderly man found deceased by Hudson River

UPDATE—Victim identified 

An elderly North Rockland man who loved the river and boating, 93-year-old Francis McKiernan of Haverstraw, was found dead on the shores of the Hudson River near Haverstraw Elks Club, Thursday.

Family members said he may have been by the docks checking one of his sailboats and fallen into the river. Police have come to the same conclusion. McKiernan had built two sailboats by hand during his life.

This marks at least the third man found deceased in the past two weeks in the Town of Haverstraw.

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