After six days of searching, a missing Greenwich teen is found dead in the Hudson River.
Police say volunteers found the body of 18-year-old Jesse Cale early Thursday afternoon.
Cale's family tells us he had a history of seizures - and while police don't suspect any foul play, they're awaiting autopsy results from Albany Medical Center.
Thursday, green ribbons decorated the Schuylerville High School grounds in honor of Senior Jesse Cale.
“That’s because green was his favorite color,” said Sophomore Christopher Novak.
The news quickly made it to the High School where Cale was set to graduate next month.
“It was really quiet in the hallways today, everyone walked by everybody and kind of felt a difference,” Novak explained.
On a sunny Thursday afternoon, volunteers brought this nearly six-day search to a devastating end.
State Police say they found Cale's body in the Hudson River not far from where he was last seen Friday at his family campsite in Greenwich.
“A civilian volunteer observed what appeared to be a white item of clothing and after further assessment, we realized it was the body of an individual,” explained State Police Capt. Steven James.
Police say Cale left the campsite to get firewood, and never returned.
Thursday, Cale's father was nearby when his son's body was pulled from the river.
“Certainly, I can only imagine a difficult situation made more stressful for the family,” Capt. James said.
Cale has been part of the Schuylerville School District since the first grade.
In a statement, High School Principal Matt Sickles said, "Jesse was an exceptionally well-liked student who was known for his sense of humor, kindness, and quick smile - he'll truly be missed by his fellow students, teachers, and all of the other people whose lives he touched."
Students, dismissed from school Thursday after hearing the news, occupied their minds with a pickup basketball game, but tell us the game meant something different, as they played with a new perspective on life.
“You should be thankful for everything you have in your life, because this could happen to you, I mean it could happen to anybody,” said Junior Nicholas Grover.
The school district has grief counselors on hand for anyone who needs help through this very difficult time. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Investigators are expecting those autopsy results Friday.