Authorities have recovered the body of a man who fell off his boat in waters off of Marion.

Police say the 66-year-old man was near Bird Island off the coast of Marion when he fell into the water about 1 p.m. Sunday.

His wife told investigators that he lost his balance while trying to fix the boat's bumper. he was not wearing a life vest.

A passing boater recovered the man at about 2:30 p.m. His name was not released. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The boat had left out of Onset Harbor in Wareham.

[Associated Press]