3 February 2017 (CBC News) – The body of acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart has been reportedly found off the coast of Florida, according to a tweet from the U.S. Coast Guard.
Coast Guard officials tweeted Friday evening that the Key Largo Fire Department "reportedly found Stewart at a depth of 220 feet" off the Florida Keys.
The tweet came just a couple of hours after the Coast guard announced they were suspending the search for Stewart at sunset Friday.
They made the announcement Friday afternoon at a news conference in Islamorada, Fla. Capt. Jeffrey Janszen said the Coast Guard has confidence it has done everything it could do in the search for the 37-year-old.
The search covered more than 5,500 square miles — an area the size of Connecticut, Janszen said. Thirteen volunteer aircraft and 20 volunteer boats were part of the search, along with many volunteer divers.
Stewart's family was informed of the decision earlier Friday, officials said.
Janszen called the incident a "marine casualty" and added an investigation into what happened is pending. [more]