The body of a painter who fell off the Ambassador Bridge in January has been recovered.

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A mourner holds a card during the memorial service for Kent Morton on Jan. 22 in Garden City, Mich. (Robin Buckson/Detroit News/Associated Press)

In a telephone interview on Sunday afternoon, U.S. Coast Guard spokesman George Degener told CBC News that a body was spotted in the Detroit River on Friday afternoon.

The body was recovered and subsequently identified as Kent Morton, a 28-year-old man who fell off the bridge on Jan. 11.

Morton was working for a subcontractor of Seaway Painting, a Michigan company hired by the Ambassador Bridge to paint the span.