Body of Missing Boater Found

Posted at 9:59 AM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 07:11:40-04

BRANFORD, Fla. (WTXL)--The search is over for a missing boater who was last seen on the Suwannee River Sunday. 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office found the body of 58-year-old Robert Byerts with side scanning sonar equipment. 

FWC officers were then able to recover his body around 8 p.m.  Tuesday, north of the Dorothy Land Boat Ramp. 

Byerts was traveling north on the river Sunday. His boat, a 17-foot whaler, was discovered that afternoon.