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Body of missing son recovered

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The body of 19-year-old Brady Morton has been recovered, St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon said.

Robin and Larry Morton's son disappeared while on a tubing trip Sunday afternoon.

The Fenton teenager, along with about 40 friends, were on the St. Clair River during the annual Float Down event Sunday. Around 4 p.m. Sunday, police got a call Brady Morton was missing.

"We had him in the water at three and a half months old," said Larry Morton.

"Brady is a good swimmer. We can't believe he drowned," said his mother Robin Morton.

According to the Coast Guard, Brady Morton was last seen getting off his raft and diving underwater, never coming back up.

Brady Morton's body was discovered in the St. Clair River by members of the Sheriff's Office Dive Team about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The dive team first located the body by using an underwater camera attached to a water sled device, police said.

Brady Morton's body was found 45 yards off shore in about 26 feet of water. He was located at the bottom of the river off of Gratiot Avenue, just south of Ravenswood Road, police said.

Once the body was recovered it was turned over to the St. Clair County Medical Examiner's Office.

Brady Morton was a member of the Silver Lake Water Ski Team for more than a decade. He planned to attend Michigan State University in the fall and join its waterski team.

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