Search for Missing Boater Continues

Missing Boater Search
Posted at 10:36 AM, Mar 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 07:07:40-04

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The search continues along the Suwannee River for a missing boater.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission tells us A 17-foot Boston Whaler was discovered near Branford southbound on the river on Sunday.

FWC and the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office were notified at 1:44 p.m. and responded on Sunday. Search efforts began for 58-year-old Robert Byerts. Boats and officers are out to find him. FWC spokeswoman Karen Parker says Byerts was headed north on the river. 

We will keep you updated. FWC encourages you to call its hotline, if you have any information at 1-888-404-3922.