Farmington Police believe they found the body of a man who disappeared in the Farmington River last Tuesday. That body was pulled from the water near Tunxis Mead Park on Monday night.
Investigators said some teens were at the boat docks around 5:30 when they saw the body floating in the water. It was about 4 miles away from where Nasir Alam went tubing with friends last week.
“The story got a lot of attention. People have been diligent about looking,” said Lt. Colin Ryan of the Farmington police.
Twenty-four-year-old Nasir Alam of East Hartford was tubing with a group last Tuesday when a storm hit, and they fell into the water. His six friends were rescued, but Alam has been missing ever since. He was not wearing a life vest and cannot swim.
“My son could never swim... He's scared of the water, he doesn't like the water," said his father Shah Alam.
NBC Connecticut spoke with his parents the day after he disappeared. They were hopeful he somehow escaped the river.
“I'm hoping he's just hurt on the side of the river bank waiting for somebody to find him. I’m not going to accept the fact he's dead until I’ve actually seen a body,” his mother Linda Alam added.
Investigators in Farmington said they called Alam’s loved ones on Monday night, and told them the body was likely his.
“Hopefully we're able to get some family some closure,” Lt. Ryan said.
The medical examiner will have to identify the body, and there was no word on how long that would take.
That office was also looking at another body that was found in the Farmington River over the weekend. It could be Rachel Greene, she disappeared in New Hartford earlier this month.