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[UPDATE] Man Goes Missing in Suwannee River

By: Candace Sweat Email
By: Candace Sweat Email

[UPDATE] 3-23 Noon --

An early morning discovery solidifies a Lake City family's worst fears. After days of searching, the body of a missing kayaker has been found.

Search crews discovered 45-year-old Robert Vicenzi's body around 8:45 this morning.

A spokesperson from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported Vicenzi missing just before 11 Sunday night. Authorities say Vicenzi's step-father located his kayak and life jacket in the Suwannee River shortly after he went missing. Six different agencies, including Suwannee and Lafayette Counties formed dive teams and brought in search dogs to canvas the river near the Harden Bergh Boat Ramp.

Crews did say they were going to start an air search this morning to look for the body but at this point we don't know if a helicopter was used.

There were also divers and search dogs looking for him.
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[UPDATE] 3-23 10:55am --

Kayaker Robert Vincenzi's body has been found. Authorities made this discovery around 8:45am.

No other information is available at this time. Stay with WCTV for updates.

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It's been 48 hours since Robert Vincenzi was reported missing after taking his kayak out on the Suwannee River.

Now friends and family sit patiently on the river banks hoping search teams will have positive answers for them soon.

A spokesperson from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission says 45-year-old Robert Vicenzi was reported missing just before 11 Sunday night.

Authorities say Vicenzi's step-father located his kayak and life jacket in the Suwannee River shortly after he went missing.

Six different agencies, including Suwannee and Lafayette Counties have formed dive teams and search dogs to canvas the river near the Harden Bergh Boat Ramp.

Eyewitness News asked to speak with Vicenzi's family but they declined an on camera interview.

Law enforcement agencies were on the scene as well, but they also declined to speak on camera.

They did say that if Vicenzi is not found by Tuesday night they will begin to search the river by air.

We'll keep you updated on Eyewitness News and WCTV.TV.


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