Autopsy: Body In River Is Beau Of Annie Lennox’s Daughter

Authorities in New York say the body of a man found in the Hudson River after a kayaking accident is that of the boyfriend of Annie Lennox’s daughter.

Dutchess County Sheriff’s Capt. John Watterson says an autopsy conducted Tuesday confirmed the body is that of 32-year-old Ian Jones.

Watterson says Jones and 22-year-old Tali Fruchtmann started kayaking early Saturday when the kayak overturned near the historic Mills Mansion in Staatsburg, 75 miles north of New York City.

Neither paddler was wearing a life jacket. Fruchtmann was rescued by boaters.

Fruchtmann’s mother is Annie Lennox, a Scottish singer who first gained success with Dave Stewart as the Eurythmics in the 1980s.

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Jones’ body was found Monday afternoon near the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club.

Watterson says Jones’ death is considered an accidental drowning.