Missing teen’s remains found in Sanibel waters

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The remains of the missing teen swimmer have been found.

17-year-old Isaac Breese, from Cape Coral, originally went missing on Tuesday, July 2.

On Tuesday, the Sanibel Police Department received several 911 calls regarding distressed swimmers at Blind Pass Beach in Sanibel. Multiple agencies responded immediately.

The Sanibel Fire District rescued two swimmers, but emergency responders were told that a third person entered the water and was missing.

Search and rescue operations immediately started.

According to the City of Sanibel, “Personnel from the Sanibel Police Department, Sanibel Fire & Rescue District, Captiva Island Fire Control District, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the US Coast Guard, and other partner agencies joined in the search.”

On Thursday afternoon, Breese’s remains were found.

Based on information found on the NCSA college recruiting website, we know he was a soccer player for North Fort Myers High School.

He would have been a senior this upcoming school year.

Sanibel Police Chief, William Dalton, said in a written statement released Friday night, “On Thursday afternoon, the Sanibel Police Marine Patrol Unit recovered remains of the young man who went missing at Blind Pass after entering the water late Tuesday morning. With the assistance of the State District 21 Medical Examiner and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the young man’s remains were positively identified this evening as 17-year-old Isaac Breese, of Cape Coral. I want to thank all the agencies who assisted with the search for Isaac. On behalf of all the first responders involved, I ask that you keep him and his family in your prayers.” 

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