Search over, body of man missing in Herkimer Co. tubing accident is recovered

Divers found the man missing in a tubing accident in Newport, Herkimer Co, on Friday evening, and have recovered his body from West Canada Creek

State Police dive teams recovered the body of a missing Herkimer County man on Saturday, not far from where he went missing while tubing.

The victim is identified as Roger Keeler, 48, believed from Newport.

He was tubing about 6:15 on Friday evening, near Poland Sand and Gravel, off Route 28, when he went under.

Efforts to find him Friday evening were unsuccessful, so State Police dive team members and volunteers from the Poland and Newport Fire Departments headed up the search efforts, which ended early Saturday afternoon.