MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - Update: A body has been recovered from the Banana River where a 60-year-old windsurfer went missing Wednesday evening. Officials have been searching for Greggory Johnston after he went missing near Kelly Park in Merritt Island.
Tod Goodyear, spokesperson for Brevard County Sheriff's Office, said a body had been recovered, but that they were awaiting positive identification.
The Brevard County Sheriff's Office is searching for a windsurfer who went missing near Merritt Island Wednesday evening.
Rescuers began searching for 60-year-old Greggory Johnston around 7 p.m. after he went missing in the Banana River near the area of Kelly Park in Merritt Island, officials said.
On Thursday, Coast Guard Officials and members of the FWC recovered the board and windsurfing sail near the eastern shore of the river, across from Kelly Park.
Deputies said they found Johnston's car still located at the park. Johnston is described as 5'11 inches tall, stocky build with gray hair, and was last seen wearing black shorts.
Tony Fitch told FOX 35 he was at the park with his dog, Rosie, and saw the surfer go under the water near the S.R. 528 bridge and immediately called 911. He said the water was rough at the time.
A search is underway at the Banana River in Brevard County after a windsurfer went missing Wednesday night. Search crews were back at the river on Thursday.
"The waves were coming in off the river almost 3 feet tall," he said. He's hoping for a miracle that they find Johnston save and OK.
Anyone who may have information about this incident are asked to please call Agent Andrew Weston of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office General Crimes Unit at 321-431-5460 or via the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at 321-633-7162.