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Date of Issue: April 21, 2010

Diverís body recovered

The body of a diver who went missing April 3 was found April 18, according to a report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The FWC is investigating the death of Ronald Wunderlich, 35, of Sarasota.

Wunderlich was free-diving April 3 about 28 miles off the coast of Anna Maria Island in the Gulf of Mexico.

The U.S. Coast Guard that day reported that Wunderlich was wearing a weighted belt and shorts but not a breathing apparatus when he dove into the Gulf where the depth is about 115 feet.

Coast Guard crews, associated by FWC and Sarasota law enforcement divers, searched but were unable to find Wunderlich.

The body was found by two divers April 18 near where Wunderlich went missing, according to the FWC.