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Man's body recovered offshore by US Coast Guard, St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office

Body recovered Monday afternoon near Fort Pierce Inlet
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Posted at 7:58 PM, May 13, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-13 19:58:53-04

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — A deceased male was recovered Monday afternoon near the Fort Pierce Inlet, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office marine unit assisted the U.S. Coast Guard in the recovery of the individual found in the water about 16 miles northeast of the Fort Pierce Inlet.

There are no missing persons out of St. Lucie County matching the individual and the body does not appear to have been in the water for an extended period, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.

The U.S. Coast Guard is the lead on this investigation. The agency is working with the medical examiner to determine the cause and approximate time of death.

According to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, the deceased male's clothing and physical characteristics do not match the description of the diver who disappeared on Sunday.