Body Of Missing Float Down Participant Found

The body of the person missing since Sunday’s St. Clair River Float Down has been recovered.  According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, the body of 19 year old Brady Morton of Fenton was discovered in the St. Clair River by members of the Sheriff’s Office Dive Team about 2:30 Wednesday afternoon.  The Dive Team first located the body by using an underwater camera attached to a water sled device, which was towed behind their boat.  Morton’s body was found 45 yards off shore in about 26 feet of water.  Morton was located at the bottom of the river, off Gratiot Ave., just south of Ravenswood Road.  Morton was reported missing shortly before 5:00 Sunday afternoon by friends who were participating in the Float Down with him.  The Sheriff’s Office Marine Division and U.S. Coast Guard had previously also searched for Morton.  The Dive Team continued the search daily until the recovery yesterday.  Once the body was recovered, it was turned over to the St. Clair County Medical Examiner’s Office.  An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.
Heading Out for Float Down 2014
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