Body Found Off Marblehead Identified
The office of the District Attorney has identified the body that was found in the waters off of Marblehead Monday afternoon.
A representative of the Essex District Attorney's Office has identified the body discovered in the waters off of Marblehead Monday afternoon as Maryan Lisovich, 23, of Lynn, who went missing while kayaking last month.
Lisovich was first reported missing on Sept. 8 by his girlfriend after he paddled off Fisherman's Beach in a kayak toward Lincoln House Point and never returned. Lisovich lived in Lynn and previously attended Marblehead schools.
His guardians, from the time he was 11 to 18, were Andrew and Jessica Barnett. He was born April 4, 1989 in Lviv, Ukraine, and emigrated to the United States with his mother when he was 6 years old.
He was a Cub Scout with Pack 79 and a Boy Scout with Troop 79 in Marblehead. He attended Glover School and Marblehead High School and he earned his GED and attended classes at North Shore Community College.
He worked at the Salvation Army on Route 1 in Saugus and was working toward his emergency medical technician certification.
After Lisovich was reported missing, the maritime service released a massive search operation that included two MH-60 helicopters and a Falcon Jet, a cutter with more than 10 crew members, and two other search and rescue boats.
According to a release, the following agencies assisted in both the initial search for the Lisovich as well as the recovery of his body; U.S. Coast Guard, State Police Marine Unit, State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Essex District Attorney’s Office, State Police Crime Scene Services, Swampscott Police Department, Salem and Quincy Police Dive Teams, Massachusetts Environmental Police, and the Swampscott and Marblehead Harbor Masters
It is unclear at this time whether a public remembrance service is being planned.
Marblehead Patch will post additional information as it becomes available.