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July 29th, 2013
07:09 AM ET

Hudson River Boating Accident: Police Discover Body of 'Best Man'

Authorities in New York believe they found the body of a man set to be the best man at a wedding. He's the second victim of a tragic boating accident that killed the bride-to-be, and left her intended injured.

Lindsey Stewart and Brian Bond were the picture perfect couple. The two – engaged to be married – were set to wed on August 10th, until they decided to take a boat ride Friday night up the Hudson River, CNN's Alina Cho reports.

Just minutes after leaving the marina around 10:00 pm ET, the small speed boat, carrying 6 people, struck a barge.

The bride-to-be and best man were ejected, and the groom-to-be was among the 4 survivors. He was knocked unconscious and when he awoke, he immediately called for help.

"There was a body recovered of a female, who basically fit the description of the person who is missing," says Chief William Barbera of the Rockland County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities say it appears the driver of the boat, a 35-year-old man and friend of the couple, was intoxicated. He's been charged with vehicular manslaughter and vehicular assault.

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