Body found floating in Intracoastal Waterway in St. Augustine, deputies say

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Joe Murdock and his wife ran into a dozen deputies Monday morning while out on their morning bike ride.

"There was a plethora of police and St. Johns rescue unit, or a ladder truck," he said.

According to Murdock, when they wandered down to the dock, they noticed even more deputies on the water.

There were "police boats and they were heading north up the intracoastal with their lights on and stuff," he said.

The St.Johns County Sheriff's Office said a boater noticed a body floating in the water near the Riverview Club around 8:30 a.m.

An Action News Jax crew was at the Vilano boat ramp when the deputies delivered the body for an autopsy.

"We just want to know who, where," Murdock said. A "little bit more about it would be nice."

As of Monday afternoon, deputies were working to learn who the person is and how they ended up in the water.

The Sheriff's Office said they don't have any recent reports of suspicious circumstances or missing persons.


"The family, that's who I fear for, those folks," said Murdock.

The Sheriff's Office said it would provide updates on the case as more details become available.

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