Body of missing paddle boarder found

Photo source: WEAR-TV

The body of a missing 26-year-old paddle boarder from Frisco, Texas has been found, authorities say.

Mark Nestenius' body was found early Tuesday morning in the Sound east of the Bob Sikes Bridge, according to Escambia County Sheriff's Office (ECSO) spokesperson Deputy Holloway.

This comes one day after his paddle board and life jacket were found near the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) facility, north of Little Sabine.

Channel 3's Jamarlo Phillips learned someone contacted the telephone number on the board and notified his family member.

His family reported him missing Sunday and a multi-agency search for him had been underway ever since.

Crews with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office (ECSO), Escambia Search and Rescue, the Coast Guard, Gulf Breeze Fire Department and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission searcched.

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