Missing swimmer in Naples found dead after search turned to recovery

Writer: Matthew Seaver
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Matthew Britton (Credit: Naples Police Department)

The Naples Police Department says it found the body of missing swimmer Matthew Britton on Tuesday morning.

Police say Britton was found submerged approximately 100-150 feet offshore near the 3900 block of Gordon Dr. in Naples.

Britton was last seen swimming near 21st Ave Beach and Gordon Drive in Naples on Saturday. Witnesses say they saw him go under the water, but didn’t see him come back to the surface.

Search crews were deployed to the area and the search turned into a recovery mission when crews were unable to find him.

Britton’s body has been taken to the District 20 medical examiner’s office for further investigation.

This is an ongoing story and will be updated as more information is released.

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