|Published:||Jul 23, 2012 10:29 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 23, 2012 10:30 AM EDT|
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard has recovered the body of man who was last seen diving into the water to retrieve a fishing boat that broke loose from a house boat he had rented.
Officials say the body of 66-year-old William Crick was found Sunday, hours after he went missing in the Shark River on the west end of Everglades National Park.
The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/MCvrJj ) reports Crick jumped into the water to get the fishing boat. A witness ran to get a life jacket to help the struggling man. But Crick was already under water. The witness called authorities.
The Coast Guard authorized three aircraft searches Saturday evening. Crick's body was spotted during a "first light" search on Sunday. He was a short distance from the boat.
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