ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — Police have found the body of a man who apparently fell into the water and drowned while fishing in New York's Mohawk River.

A New York state police helicopter team located the body of 55-year-old Kevin Straut in the Mohawk River near Rotterdam at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Straut's wife had called police earlier to report her husband missing. She said he had gone out fishing Friday evening and never returned.

Clothing and fishing gear belonging to Straut was found a few miles from where his body was found.

The Rotterdam Police Department says it appears that Straut fell into the water accidentally but the investigation is ongoing.