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Body of missing swimmer recovered

Matthew Britton
Posted at 11:29 PM, Nov 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-30 15:45:34-05

NAPLES, Fla. — Officials confirmed the body of Matthew Britton, a swimmer who witnesses say never resurfaced from underwater on Saturday, was recovered Tuesday morning.

"Mr. Britton’s body was located submerged, approximately 100-150 feet offshore from the 3900 Block of
Gordon Drive," Naples Police said in a written statement.

The statement said the Collier County Sheriff's Department Marine Bureau recovered the body.

Rescue crews spent all weekend searching for Britton, who was last seen near the beach in the 2100 block of Gordon Drive on Saturday afternoon.

A witness said they saw Britton go into the water above his head and never saw him come back to the surface.

Collier County deputies, Marco Island and Naples rescue teams worked together with Naples Police and Fire Rescue with the search.