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Body of missing boater on Suwannee River found after diver crew search

Missing Boater Search
Posted at 3:26 PM, May 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-05 19:37:21-04

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — 5:30 p.m. Update: The body of the missing boater from the Tuesday night accident has been found.

On May 5, 2021, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the body of the missing boater from yesterday’s boating accident, Andor Piere Dora, has been recovered. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr. Dora during this difficult time. This investigation is ongoing.
Florida Wildlife Commission


Diver teams are currently looking for a missing man in the Suwannee River after a boating accident Tuesday night.

According to officials, three men were out on a boat around 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, just south of the U.S. Highway 27 bridge when the incident happened.

An accident report from the Florida Wildlife Commission says the right side of the boat for an unknown reason began to dip down and the motor began to rev up and when the boat dipped again, the driver of the boat was ejected.

The boat then hit trees along the west bank and ejected both passengers into the water and they later swam to safety.

The FWC, who is helping investigate the crash, has identified the missing boater as 59-year-old Andor Dora from O'Brien, Fla.

The diver teams are from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Game Commission.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC 27 for updates.