Officials Locate Body of Missing Man After Two Canoes Capsize in Banana River

By  //  December 14, 2021

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ABOVE VIDEO: The United States Coast Guard Southeast said that a search is ongoing for a missing person who entered the water in the Banana River after two canoes capsized.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – A dive team with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has located the body of a missing Florida man who disappeared after two canoes capsized in the Banana River.

The deceased has been identified as Alain Charles, 34, of Pompano Beach. FWC said divers discovered the body on Tuesday afternoon around 1:30 p.m.

According to investigators, seven people were working on an anchored vessel on the Banana River about half-a-mile north of State Road 528 on Sunday evening. Four people boarded a canoe and headed to shore while the three remaining got into a second canoe and followed.

“Both canoes began taking on water and capsized, putting all seven subjects in the water,” read an FWC statement sent to FOX 35 News.