A Ventnor man missing since January died of drowning and hypothermia, autopsy results show.

Kennedy Rios’ body was discovered at about 4 p.m. Friday in the water off Surrey Avenue in Ventnor Heights near the boathouse. Several crews row out of that area and were on the water when the discovery was made.

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Coaches had their crews row the other way to keep them from where the body was.

Rios, 21, disappeared from a party after 12:30 a.m. Jan. 8. Friends said he had been drinking and hadn’t taken anything with him — including his cell phone or a coat in the single-digit temperatures.

Police dogs traced his scent to Ski Beach, but divers found nothing.

His body was discovered on the opposite side of Ventnor Heights.

Lynda Cohen

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