Man found in Catawba River identified

Man found in Catawba River identified

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 25 at 4:13 PM

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. – A man’s body found floating in the Catawba River near Mount Holly has been identified.

Two kayakers have found Kelly Dean Cogell, 54, Tuesday.
 
Police say the body was fully clothed and there were no obvious signs of trauma. The cause of death has been determined to be accidental drowning. Alcohol appears to be a factor, according to police.

The man had been dead for about 24 hours when he was found.

It took about 90 minutes to recover the body.

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