Tuesday, December 24, 2013
SUMMERLAND KEY, Fla. (AP) — The body of a man who lived on a boat offshore in the Florida Keys has been recovered.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office reports that 68-year-old Charles Salyers was found dead Tuesday off Summerland Key. He had been reported missing by a friend a day earlier.
Authorities say Salyers lived on a boat moored in Niles Channel. He reportedly used a dinghy with a small motor on it to travel to and from his boat. The friend who reported Salyers missing told deputies that he had last seen Salyers on Saturday and became worried when the man didn't show up for church Sunday.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what happened to Salyers. An autopsy will determine a cause of death.