UPDATE | AUG. 23, 2019 | 10:30 A.M.–The Stuart man found in the Manatee Pocket last week apparently died from natural causes, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said.

Kenneth Dale Smith, 79, was found in the water in Port Salerno. His death was ruled accidental, the Sheriff’s Office said.

AUG. 16, 2019 | 11:45 a.m. –The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found in the water in the Manatee Pocket area of Port Salerno on Friday.

Officials said they don’t know if the dead person is a man or woman, but foul play is not suspected at this point.

Detectives remain at the scene gathering information.

UPDATE AT  4 p.m. — Martin County Sheriff’s Office says that body found of a man and he may have fallen from the seawall sometime Thursday night.

Deputies say foul play is not suspected at this time, but a medical examiner will conduct an autopsy while detectives work to identify the man.


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