Oysterman's Body Found In Apalachicola Bay [GALLERY]

By: Garin Flowers; Franklin County Sheriff's Office Email
By: Garin Flowers; Franklin County Sheriff's Office Email
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By Garin Flowers
July 23, 2013

Franklin County, FL - Rescue teams have recovered the body of a man that went missing after his boat capsized.

Florida Fish and Wildlife, which aided in the search, says the body of Brandon Creamer was located from the air by helicopter.

The found the body in Apalachicola Bay.

They say the 21-year-old was then recovered by a Franklin County sheriff's boat shortly after.

He went missing here in Apalachicola Bay yesterday morning. FWC tells us he was out oystering with 18-year-old Billie Murray when a wave hit their boat flipping it over.

Murray was recovered and alive according to the Sheriffs Office. But, Creamer has died from this incident and they found him a little after 2pm today.

The family of Creamer has been notified.


According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:
July 23, 2013, 3 p.m.

The body of missing oysterman, Brandon "Bruno" Creamer, has been recovered from the Apalachicola Bay within the last 15 minutes.

The family has been notified and is on the scene.

From Franklin County Sheriff's Office Facebook page:

Update on the search for the missing oysterman. As of 9:00pm this evening the oysterman is still missing in the Apalachicola Bay and has not been located.

Dive teams with the Franklin County and Gulf County Sheriff's Office along with officers from FWC will resume the search first thing in the morning at daylight.


The man's name has been confirmed as Brandon "Bruno" Creamer.


Franklin County, FL - The man reported missing, still has not been found. The boat capsized this morning near the bridge from Eastpoint to St. George Island.

Family members say the man is 21 years old. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and Franklin County Sheriff's Office are still on scene.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office:

A boat capsized this morning in the Apalachicola Bay with two occupants.

One woman and one man were on the boat; both occupants are in their early 20's.

The woman was recovered, but the man is still missing.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Sheriff’s Office dive team is currently searching for the man.

As of right now, we don't have names of the persons involved, and we are unsure if the boat capsized due to weather.

WCTV has a reporter headed to the scene, and will bring you updates as they are available.


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