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Man's body found after swimming near Palm Beach Docks

Body found near Everglades Island
Posted at 6:05 AM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 12:58:29-04

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The body of a man who disappeared while swimming off Palm Beach was found Sunday night, police said.

Palm Beach police said a 23-year-old man was on a boat anchored in the Intracoastal Waterway with friends. He later went into the water around 8:30 p.m. near Palm Beach Docks.

Dive teams and a helicopter were deployed near South Lake Avenue and Chilean Avenue to locate the swimmer.

Palm Beach police responded after a call from West Palm Beach police around 9 p.m. near the Everglades Island.

The man's body was found about two hours later.

The victim's name has not been released.