Body found in East River identified as missing Brooklyn man Steven Middleton

The medical examiner has confirmed that the body discovered Monday night in the East River near Greenpoint is 21-year-old Steven Middleton. Middleton was reported missing

Friends say Steven Middleton went missing after being

Friends say Steven Middleton went missing after being swept away by a strong current. (Credit: News 12 Brooklyn)

BROOKLYN - The medical examiner has confirmed that the body discovered Monday night in the East River near Greenpoint is 21-year-old Steven Middleton.

Middleton was reported missing last week after swimming in the river with friends.

Middleton's friends say they were taking a celebratory swim last Thursday night in honor of his graduation. He was the first one to dive into the water, but was quickly swept away by the strong current.

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