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Body found in Connecticut River in Gill identified as Northfield man

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has identified the dead man recovered from the Connecticut River last week as William Bartos, 48, of Northfield.

No foul play is suspected, according to Northwestern District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Mary Carey.

Carey confirmed that Bartos is suspected to have jumped off the French King Bridge and his truck was found near the bridge.

The Turners Falls Fire Department recovered the man’s body shortly after noon June 10 from the Gill side of the river, one mile downstream from the French King Bridge.

Firefighters and dive teams had unsuccessfully searched a stretch of the river the week before, after witnesses reported a man jumped from the approximately 140-foot-high French King Bridge on June 2.

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