The body of a missing man from Newbury was found in the water where he was last seen.

Kevin Mahoney, 33, was last seen early Saturday morning around the North End Boat Club on Merrimac Street in Newburyport. His girlfriend reported him missing Saturday night after not seeing him all day and a search was started around the club by Newburyport Police, the U.S. Coast Guard, State Police, the Newburyport Fire Department and Newburyport Harbormaster.

A large scale search continued on Sunday with divers and helicopters.

"He was intoxicated. That's what we were told and, you know, things happen on docks. That's why we're focusing around here," City Marshal Mark Murray said during the search.

Murray reported his body was found in the water near the North End Boat Club around 5:20 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

"I would like to thank everyone who assisted in the search efforts. At this time, I would like to send my condolences to Mr. Mahoney’s family, friends and loved ones," Murray said in a statement.

The Mahoney family in a statement was appreciative of the support and effort to locate Kevin Mahoney.

"This was not the outcome we hoped for as he has been found, but know he is at peace forever now," the family said in a statement asking for privacy.

The investigation is ongoing by Newburyport Police, State Police and the Essex County District Attorney's Office.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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