Body found at mouth of Cipero River believed to be that of missing Pleasantville man

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Body found at mouth of Cipero River believed to be that of missing Pleasantville man

Coast Guard divers have found a body at the mouth of the Cipero River and they believe it to be that of missing Pleasantville man, Samuel Pierre.

Pierre disappeared on Friday afternoon, after he got into difficulty while attempting to cross a watercourse at Riverside Drive, off Gulf View Link Road. He was out hunting for iguanas with a group of teens when the incident occurred.

The Coast Guard said in a release that an unidentified body was found by them on Sunday at the mouth of the Cipero River. It was stated that, “On completion of the recovery of the body from the water, it will be handed over to the relevant authorities for official identification and investigation.”

Coast Guard officers had been searching for Pierre since receiving a report that he had gone missing in the water.

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