Dive Teams Find Body of Missing Tampa Boater

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Police say a body recovered in Tampa Bay is a 34-year-old man who was reported missing off a rented boat last week.

Tampa police said in a news release that Mario Lucero Saenz was in a boat with his fiancee on Friday afternoon when it hit a sandbar. He jumped off the boat to push it off the sandbar, but went under. As the boat drifted, he attempted to remain afloat and his fiancee tossed a life vest to him.

Police say he didn’t resurface and she called 911.

Dive teams from several agencies searched until Saturday when a body was recovered. Authorities then confirmed the man’s identity.

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