NYC man’s body found near Miami Marine Stadium after 30-hour search

FILE PHOTO: A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducts a flight over Miami, Florida, May 23, 2020. The Dolphins are a valuable asset to help in search and rescue cases. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Class Ryan Pierce). (U.S. Coast Guard)

MIAMI, Fla. – After more than 30 hours, the Coast Guard ended the search for a 27-year-old New York City man on Sunday after a good Samaritan located his body in the water near Miami Marine Stadium.

The Coast Guard received notification of the disappearance of Latrell Harris on Friday at 8 p.m. Marine Stadium was the site of live music festival Trillerfest Miami this weekend.

Latrell Harris of New York City was reported missing and was found in the water near Marine Stadium by a good Samaritan. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Harris was last seen aboard a charter boat. The boat crew confirmed Harris was aboard when they left Miami Marine Stadium, but noticed later on he was missing as they approached the southeast point of Brickell Key.

A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach boat crew and an Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew searched the waters. Crews with Miami Fire Boat, Florida Fish and Wildlife, Miami Air Rescue, and Miami Marine Unit were also part of the search.

Coast Guard Capt. JoAnn Burdian, Commander Sector Miami, said after an exhaustive search, Harris was located by a good Samaritan and was deceased.

Burdian did not release the name of the person who found Harris. The 30-hour search covered more than 180 square nautical miles, according to the Coast Guard.

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