HOPKINTON (CBS) — The body of a 23-year-old Franklin man was found Sunday morning after the canoe he was in capsized, officials said.
It was just before midnight when a canoe carrying three people overturned in Whitehall Reservoir in Hopkinton, Deputy Fire Chief Steve Slaman said.READ MORE: Rally Calls For Asian Studies To Be Added To School Curriculum In Massachusetts
A 24-year-old man and 22-year-old woman in the capsized canoe made it to shore and went to get help. Authorities searched all night for Nicholas Horton, whose body was found at 9:30 a.m. about a half-mile from shore.
The man and woman who made it to shore were hospitalized for evaluation of non-life-threatening injuries.READ MORE: Dorchester Grandmother Killed By Stray Bullet While Sitting On Porch Identified As Delois Brown
The three friends were believed to be returning from an island in the reservoir when they ran into trouble, Slaman said.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family with funeral costs.MORE NEWS: Water Conservation Urged In Massachusetts Amid Dry Spell