57 days after he was last seen alive, the body of the New Square man, Dovid Ahronowitz, has been recovered by the NYPD.
Yanky Meyer of Misaskim confirmed that the body of the missing 46 year old man was pulled from the Hudson River yesterday by members of a Bronx NYPD precinct and positively identified by dental records as the New Square resident this morning.
Members of the Chasidic community have been searching the Hudson River for weeks, In addition to hiring private divers and sophisticated equipment, searchers brought in the Skverer Dayan to perform a segula to find drowning victims, which pointed them to a particular spot near the George Washington Bridge. The body of missing man was located near that area
“We have been out there searching every day,” said volunteer Heshy Gottdiener
“We have had this on our head 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” added volunteer Yossi Margaretten. “This is a big relief for us and the family can finally get comfort and sit shiva. It is sad, but a big step.”
The unseasonably warm weather has caused water temperatures to rise, making conditions more favorable for bodies to surface. Meyer said that four other bodies have been recovered from the Hudson over the past week.
The levaya will take place this afternoon in New Square