Police divers search Florida swamp in hunt for Brian Laundrie

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Police divers have been deployed to search for Brian Laundry in a vast reserve near his family home in Florida.

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A dive unit from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrived Wednesday to engage in a multi-agency search of the Carlton Reserve.

They joined the FBI, along with more than 50 officers from several police departments, in their search of the 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve that began on Saturday.


Law enforcement agencies are using drones, a canine unit and all-terrain vehicles in search of the “vast and unforgivable” swampland, which is largely underwater and infested with snakes and crocodiles.

North Port Police spokesman Josh Taylor said daily mail They had found no signs of Mr. Laundry.

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“We’ve been looking. Found nothing. Although we have to work to eliminate it.”

Mr Laundry, 23, has not been seen since leaving his family home in North Port last Tuesday.

He was declared a Person of Interest the next day in the disappearance of his girlfriend, 22-year-old Gabby Pettito.

Officers began a search for Mr Laundry on 17 September after his parents informed them that he was missing.

Ms Petito’s remains were found on Sunday in Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming.

The Sheriff’s Underwater Recovery Force (SURF) is a team of “highly trained underwater experts” who are called upon to “find evidence of crimes and victims of drowning, water accidents and foul play,” The Sheriff’s Department website says.

Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Brian Laundrie

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