APALACHICOLA, Fla. - 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.