Tali Lennox mourns boyfriend
Tali Lennox has confirmed the death of her boyfriend in a moving Instagram post.
The daughter of singer Annie Lennox was involved in a kayaking accident with her long-term partner Ian Jones on Saturday. Their boat capsized just outside of Poughkeepsie, New York, and due to a strong current from a passing vessel Ian, 32, drifted away.
Tali was rescued and last night it was announced a body believed to be that of Ian had been recovered. The 22-year-old now appears to have confirmed it is that of her beau.
"My heart is shattered. My best friend, my soul mate, my partner in crime & creativity, the LOVE & LIGHT of my life is no longer with me," she captioned a picture of herself and Ian. "All the love that has been sent to me is giving me the strength to get through this. I know that he is so so happy that I was safely rescued. Let us honor & celebrate this beautiful soul & keep following the light (sic)."
Many people have commented on the post, offering Tali words of support and well wishes.
The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office released a statement confirming a body had been found not far from the scene of the accident last night.
"Just after 12:00 pm on 8/10/15 a human male body was located in the Hudson River near the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club," it read.
"The body has been removed, and is scheduled to undergo an autopsy on Tuesday 8/11/15 to determine the cause of death and identification.
"The body matches the description of Mr. Ian Jones, who has been missing in the Hudson River since the morning of Saturday 8/8/15 after a kayaking accident."
Ian and Tali had been dating for several years before his death.
- Cover Media