UPDATE: Body of missing Daytona Beach attorney recovered 8 miles southeast of Port Canaveral

Jim Evans was reported missing Friday

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – Officials with the U.S. Coast Guard said a body recovered eight miles southeast of Port Canaveral Tuesday afternoon is the body of the missing Daytona Beach attorney Jim Evans.

Coast Guard officials said Evans was reported missing about 30 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean on Friday in the Ponce Inlet area. The search for Evans was suspended Monday evening.

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“Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Evans family and friends. Thank you to our maritime partners and everyone involved in the search,” the coast guard said in a statement.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the search.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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