September 21. 2013 4:24PM

Police identify bodies found in Hampton River as local men

HAMPTON - Police identified two Hampton men as the bodies found floating in the Hampton River on Friday morning.

Police said Mark E. Classen, 57, and Bruce W. Menezes, 53, both of Hampton, drowned in the river and were recovered by Hampton police and the New Hampshire Marine Patrol.

Police responded to the river in the area of the Hampton River Boat Club after receiving a call at 10:47 a.m. Friday from a person who reported seeing a body floating in the river.

Hampton Police Chief Jamie Sullivan said police used a small boat to recover the body and during the process investigators discovered a second body in the water around noon.

Police recovered the second body with help from New Hampshire Marine Patrol.

Police have said they are not sure how long the bodies were in the water.