MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. - The body of a white male was found in the Manatee River shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities are now working to identify the victim.
The discovery was made in about three feet of water by a fisherman near Emerson Point.
At this point, no connection is being made between the discovery and the January 27 disappearance of a Bradenton man.
Patrick Mullins' 16-foot Stumpknocker was discovered near Egmont Key off Fort De Soto Park at the mouth of Tampa Bay. It was floating at sea unanchored.
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