Body of man missing from barge found - FOX 35 News Orlando

Body of man missing from barge found

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ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

The Brevard County Sheriff's office has found the body of a man who fell off of a barge in Brevard County Friday morning. They told FOX 35 Shaun Cheney's body was found around noon Saturday in the barge canal.

His body was found underwater about 20 yards from the shore line at the Beyel Brothers ship yard.  U.S. Coast Guard boat and aircrews first started searching for the 25-year-old when they thought he fell off the barge he was working on in Canaveral Barge Canal in Merritt Island on Friday.

None of the other workers on the barge saw the man fall off, but it was believed that he couldn't have gone ashore without entering the water.

Cheney was missing from the barge since about 9 a.m.  He wasn't wearing a life jacket when he was last seen on the barge.

A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral, an aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, and boatcrews from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Brevard County Sherriff's Office all helped in the search for Shaun Cheney.

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