Nathan Robbins Wiki – Bio
The body of 26-year-old Nathan Robbins was recovered from a river in Michigan more than a month after he disappeared overboard. Nathan went missing on February 12 after his boat capsized in the Tittabawassee River, according to ABC affiliate WJRT and MichiganLive.com.
The Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department (SCSD) said Robbins’ body was recovered Wednesday, CBS affiliate WNEM-TV reported. The Tittabawassee Township man and a fellow boater got out of their boat after it had engine trouble and began taking on water near a bridge on Gratiot Road, according to WJRT. Robbins and his friend were traveling to Coty’s Landing, a riverside bar, when the engine began to misfire, according to MichiganLive.com. The two planned to meet their girlfriends at the Midland Road restaurant before the incident, according to the report.
Nathan Robbins was 26 years old.
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The SCSD said a piece of one boater’s clothing became entangled in the engine but was eventually freed by the second boater, WNEM-TV reported. The second boater had to remove his wet clothing in order to swim to shore, according to the media, which said he saw Robbins disappear underwater. Department officials did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. Two days after Robbins’ disappearance, his father told MichiganLive.com that locals were hard at work looking for his missing son. He wouldn’t give up on me,” the father, who asked not to be named, told the outlet.
A GoFundMe campaign was started to help fund search and recovery efforts for Robbins. The fundraiser, which is now closed, garnered more than $26,000 in donations. On Wednesday, divers located Robbins’ body in the river on the west side of the county, Saginaw County Deputy Chief Mike Gomez said, according to WJRT. Additional details about Robbins’ disappearance and discovery are expected to be released later Thursday.