Body Of ‘Float Down’ Participant Found

The body of a missing man who was last seen during Sunday’s St. Clair River Float Down has been recovered.

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office says the the body of 19-year-old Brady Morton of Fenton was discovered by the Sheriff’s Office Dive Team at about 2:30pm on Wednesday.  Police say Morton was located at the bottom of the river by using an underwater camera attached to a water sled device, which was towed behind a boat.

Morton was reported missing shortly before 5pm on Sunday afternoon by friends who were participating in the Float Down event.

The Sheriff’s Office Marine Division and the U.S. Coast Guard conducted daily searches until the body was recovered.

The body has since been turned over to the St. Clair County Medical Examiner’s Office and an autopsy is scheduled for Friday.