Body of Missing Oysterman Found in Apalachicola

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities found the body of a missing 21-year-old oysterman about a mile from the spot his small boat sank in Apalachicola Bay.

The body was spotted Tuesday by crews in a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission helicopter.

Brandon Wayne "Bruno" Creamer and 18-year-old Billie Murray were onboard the oyster vessel when it sank during a thunderstorm Monday morning. Murray was picked up minutes later by another boat.

The News Herald of Panama City reports Creamer was clinging to oyster tongs for a while, but the current pulled him under.

Shrimp boats dragged the sea floor and divers searched for Creamer before his body was spotted by the helicopter crew.

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