Missing Clearwater Swimmer’s Body Found

Clearwater_Fireandrescue_2013CLEARWATER — A body recovered Wednesday afternoon from the Gulf of Mexico off Sand Key is that of a 27-year-old swimmer reported missing Monday, police said.

The clothing and jewelry on the body match what James Poindexter, a resident of Spring Hill in Hernando County, was wearing when he disappeared while wading on the Intracoastal Waterway side of Sand Key on Labor Day.

Police received a call about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday from boaters on a 31-foot catamaran who had discovered the body. A Clearwater Fire & Rescue boat headed to the scene and brought the body back to Clearwater Beach, where it was picked up by the medical examiner.

 

Source: TBT

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