Divers find body of San Ramon duck hunter whose boat capsized

Family reported Tim Murray, 45, missing Wednesday

Divers found the body of a San Ramon man in Franks Tract State Recreation Area near Bethel Island yesterday after he went duck hunting Wednesday and never returned home, Contra Costa County sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

Family members reported Tim Murray, 45, missing at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday. They told investigators that Murray had gone duck hunting with his dog in Franks Tract in unincorporated Contra Costa County and that they hadn't heard from him since 10:30 a.m.

The sheriff's office's Marine Patrol Unit, the U.S. Coast Guard and the State Parks Police searched the area and found Murray's boat capsized in the water. They also found his dog, which was unharmed.

The search for Murray continued into the evening, but was called off at about 10 p.m., Lee said. Crews resumed their search Thursday morning and found Murray's body near where his boat was found.

An autopsy is scheduled for this morning.


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Posted by Jeff Bostrom
a resident of Val Vista
on Oct 30, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Tim was a great guy who will be greatly missed. My condolences go out to Tim's family and friends.

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Posted by Joe Ryan
a resident of another community
on Oct 31, 2009 at 11:29 am

I am so sorry Renee.


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Posted by Barrera Family
a resident of another community
on Nov 2, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Keeping you & your family in our prayers.

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Posted by Kathleen OBrien
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 3, 2009 at 9:04 am

Dylan, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Posted by Ann Hyde
a resident of another community
on Nov 4, 2009 at 8:43 am

I am so shocked and sorry to hear about Tim. I have done business with him for many, many years and almost felt like he was a family member. He was the best of the best! My condolences and prayers to his family and friends.


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Posted by Nick Roberson
a resident of Dublin
on Nov 8, 2009 at 12:24 am

Renee, Megan, and Dylan, Tim was a great man, a great father, a great friend, and a great hunter. He will always be remembered.

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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Nov 8, 2009 at 12:47 am

Another good duckhunter is lost...

Rest In Peace, fellow duckhunter...

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