Missing boater located in Choctawhatchee Bay


A file photo of a previous search.

Published: Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 04:21 PM.


Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) received a 911 call Sunday morning at approximately 9:10 a.m. from a boater in the Choctawhatchee Bay who had located a body. WCSO beach/marine patrol responded to an area in the middle of the bay north of County Road 393.

The body was identified as Robert Shawn Gregory, the missing boater from the vessel that capsized on October 29, 2012. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) responded to the scene, as well as the medical examiner’s office. 

WCSO has been assisting the FWC with the search this week by using numerous boats, a helicopter, a WaveRunner, a cadaver dog, the dive team and the MBAT (Mobile Command). The FWC is currently investigating this incident. 

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