Second body found in river

August 25, 1994

The body of Michael Joseph Gebbia, the second of two East Baltimore brothers reported missing after taking a swim Sunday night in the Back River, was found floating in the river yesterday just west of Porter Point near the Essex Skypark.

His brother, James Donahue Gebbia, was found about 10 a.m. Tuesday near the same spot.

A state Department of Natural Resources police officer standing on the shore spotted Michael Gebbia's body around 6:15 a.m., said Bob Graham, a natural resources police spokesman. A search boat recovered the body an hour later, he said.

Michael Gebbia, 25, who had been fishing with his two brothers and a friend, went swimming with his brother, James Gebbia, 32, about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Baltimore County police said. They were reported missing by their brother, Philip Carey Gebbia, 32, after he and the friend searched the area.

Autopsies will be performed by the state medical examiner's office, Mr. Graham said.

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