FWC: Body of missing boater recovered from Escambia river

Northwest Florida

UPDATE (6/3/2020 11:59 a.m.) — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) tells News 5 that the body of missing boater, Miles Morris was recovered Wednesday morning.

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the family and friends of Mr. Morris.

Statement from FWC

The boating accident is still under investigation.

UPDATE (6/2/2020 5:45 p.m.) — Escambia Search and Rescue (ESAR) says they have suspended the search for Miles Morris until Wednesday at 8 a.m.

UPDATE (6/2/2020 4:32 pm) — Escambia Search and Rescue (ESAR) says 9 boats are currently on the Escambia River continuing the search for Miles Morris.

FWC, ESAR, family, and neighbors are involved in the search.

CANTONMENT, Fla. (WKRG) — Escambia Search and Rescue (ESAR) says Mr. Miles Morris is missing after his boat was found up the Escambia river Monday north of Cantonment.

The following is from the ESAR:

Florida Fish and Wildlife is being assisted by Escambia Search And Rescue (ESAR) and KlaasKids Regional search teams looking for for Mr. Miles Morris on the Escambia River, North of Cantonment. Mr. Miles’ boat was found upriver yesterday after he did not return.

ESAR boats,  with K9 assets resumed the search at 8am along with FWC boat and helicopter. KlaasKids K9 teams are working from the FWC boat.  ESAR divers are standing by.

ESAR boats are equipped with side-scanning SONAR for searching the bottom of waterways.  Our K9s are scenting for the skin cells that float away from persons in the water.

Escambia Search And Rescue,  inc.

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