The victim has been identified as 30-year old Christopher Simms. The 2003 Pleasant Valley graduate worked as a machinist in Princeton. Authorities say he was not wearing a flotation device.
Emergency crews have confirmed that the body of a missing boater has now been recovered from the Mississippi River near Princeton. Dive teams on scene found the man shortly after they entered the water to aid in search efforts. The Princeton Fire Chief says four males had gone out on the water in a four person canoe. He says when the boat capsized, all four males were able to make it to shore, but one man went back out to retrieve the boat. Family members say that person is 30-year-old Christopher Simms of Princeton.