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Fort Lauderdale man disappears after paddle-boarding in ocean

Constantine Theoharis hasn't been seen in almost week

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fort Lauderdale police are searching for a man who disappeared last week while on a paddle board in the Atlantic Ocean.

Police said Constantine "Con" Theoharis, 52, was last seen Tuesday morning on a blue paddleboard traveling north near the 3000 block of North Atlantic Boulevard. 

John Katsikas, Theoharis' uncle, said Theoharis works as a commercial real estate agent and is an accomplished diver.

"No stranger. He's lived here on the beach all his life, practically," Katsikas said.

A neighbor's security video home shows Theoharis heading toward the beach about 7:30 a.m. with the paddleboard and diving equipment. Katsikas said Theoharis left his wallet and passport behind. Police have not found the paddle board or the diving equipment.

Richard Theoharis said his brother is no stranger to the water, adding that it’s not unusual for him to go out into the ocean by himself.

"This is my older brother, and he's a very avid diver. He knows what he's doing out there," Richard Theoharis said. "He'll take off by himself on the paddle board or just swim from the beach right here."

However, some people close to Constantine Theoharis believe he may be in hiding.

On the same day that the father of two mysteriously disappeared, family court records in Broward County show that he was supposed to appear in court for a child support hearing. 

"If he's somewhere out there scared or something, please just let somebody know. Just let somebody know so we can rest at night," Richard Theoharis said.

Local 10 News reporter Erica Rakow spoke with the attorney for Constantine Theoharis' ex-wife, who said he and his client have no idea where Constantine Theoharis could be.  

Anyone with information about Constantine Theoharis is asked to contact Detective Juan Cabrera at 954-828-5581.