Body of missing fisherman found in Clearwater

Anthony Buono

CLEARWATER, FL (WFLA) — Clearwater police confirmed the body of a missing fisherman was found Thursday morning off the Courtney Campbell Causeway. The body of Anthony Buono, 59, of Tampa, was located before 10 a.m.

Buono had been reported missing at 5:21 a.m. Thursday by his wife. His truck was located on the causeway.

Clearwater police and the U.S. Coast Guard searched the area. FWC assisted with a boat. Eagle 8 HD was flying over the scene when our pilot spotted the body and alerted Clearwater police.

Buono had been fishing on the north side of the causeway.

The circumstances surrounding Buono’s death have not been released. An autopsy will be completed, but police said nothing appears to be suspicious. Stay with WFLA.com for updates.

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