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Authorities identify body found in river as Cornelius man

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The Cowlitz County Coroner's office has identified the body of a man found floating at the Emerald Kalama Chemical Dock on the Columbia River Tuesday.

It is that of missing fisherman 51-year-old Jeffrey Ferguson of Cornelius, authorities said.

He was last seen May 20, launching his fishing boat from the Scappoose Bay Marina.

Ferguson's boat was found anchored and empty in the Multnomah channel three days later after his family had reported him missing and a search was launched.

The coroner ruled that Ferguson accidentally drowned.

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