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Body of missing shipyard worker found in Ala. bay

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MOBILE, AL (AP) -

The body of a missing Mobile shipyard worker has been pulled from the Mobile Bay.

Authorities say the body of 64-year-old John R. Johnson was recovered Friday morning near the area where he was last seen.

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Michael Clausen says authorities found Johnson's body near a dry dock.     

Johnson and a co-worker fell into the bay April 3 during a windstorm that dislodged the disabled Carnival Triumph cruise ship from its mooring.

Johnson's co-worker was pulled from the bay during the storm and was treated for hypothermia. 

After 15 hours, the U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for Johnson's body.

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