NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The body of a missing swimmer has been recovered from the Hudson River, sources tell CBS2.

The swimmer was previously identified as 67-year-old Charles Vanderhorst, a renowned AIDS researcher from North Carolina.

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His body was found Tuesday in the Fort Tryon area, sources say.

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Divers had been searching for Vanderhorst since he was last seen Friday near the George Washington Bridge.

He was competing in one leg of the week-long Eight Bridges Hudson River Swim.

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Organizers say it’s the longest marathon swim in the world.