Desi Deschaine, a gay rights advocate and communications director for D.C. Councilman Jack Evans, was found dead Tuesday in Baltimore's inner harbor, the Washington Post reported.

Authorities say they believe Deschaine drowned. His body was recovered from the harbor Tuesday.

“We were able to find him today two boats slips down from where he was reported missing,” Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the paper.

Deschaine was last seen on Sunday about 10:30PM. Baltimore police say friends reported the 30-year-old was missing about 10AM Monday. Authorities gave no explanation for the 12-hour delay. A Facebook entry said he was heading off for a boat trip with friends Sunday afternoon.

Friends say there were 9 people on the boat and alcohol was involved. They noticed Deschaine's absence but said they “thought he had walked off and would return,” said Lee Brian Reba, a friend of Deschaine's and deputy chief of staff to D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, a Democrat.

Councilman Evan called Deschaine “a bright, bubbly, enthusiastic, and wonderful person who you just could not help but love,” in a statement.

Family, friends and colleagues held a vigil for Deschaine Tuesday night in the District's Logan Circle.