Man's Body Pulled From Water at Emerson Point

The body pulled from the Manatee River near Emerson Point today has been tentatively identified as Patrick Mullins, 52, a Palmetto teacher.

UPDATE: The body pulled from the Manatee River near Emerson Point today has been tentatively identified as Patrick Mullins, 52.

Mullins went missing after going out in his boat Jan. 27. An autopsy will be performed Wednesday to try and determine the cause of death, as well as to make a positive identification. 


A man's body has been recovered from the Manatee River near Emerson Point in Palmetto, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.

The body was found in about three feet of water by a fisherman, according to a sheriff's office spokesperson. The sheriff's Marine Unit responded around 12:50 p.m.

The body has not been identified. Authorities said only that it was a white male.

There was no indication if the body belonged to Patrick Mullins, a Bradenton boater who had gone missing Jan. 27 after he took his 16-foot boat out on the Braden River.

A spokesperson for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told the Bradenton Herald he did not want to speculate if it might be the body of Mullins, a teacher at Palmetto High.

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Julie Gibson February 06, 2013 at 04:46 AM
need to get ur facts straight when reporting news- The man was a PALMETTO HIGH TEACHER NOT BRADENTON TEACHER
Toni Whitt February 06, 2013 at 02:20 PM
The story says Palmetto teacher and Bradenton boater. His home was in Bradenton and his boat was docked there.
Al February 07, 2013 at 03:13 AM
The banner states: Breaking: Body Pulled From Water ID'ed as Missing Bradenton Teacher »
Ashley February 07, 2013 at 05:15 AM
Kinda want to know the cause of death. It's unsettling not knowing what happened
Al February 07, 2013 at 02:00 PM


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