Date: July 21, 2009
Time: 11:00 PM
Fanning Springs, Florida-The Levy County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for a missing adult near the Fanning Springs State Park. The adult is identified as Kerry D. Boisson from Cocoa.
Mr. Boisson's fiancé reported that they rented a house boat and anchored the boat in the middle of the Suwannee River near the Fanning Springs State Park. The couple swam to shore and entered the park and enjoyed the crystal clear springs. The Fiancé stated that Boisson was cold from swimming in the 72 degree springs and said he was going to return back to the house boat. The fiancé and the children continued to swim in the springs and later returned to the boat and Boisson was no where to be found. Boisson was last seen walking in the park on July 21, 2009 around 4:30 PM.
The Levy County Sheriff's Office dive team has searched the immediate area and at this time has not located Boisson. Law Enforcement Officers will remain on the river during the night and continue the search by boat. The dive team was forced to postpone their search and will resume the search first thing tomorrow.
Follow-Up: On July 22, 2009 the Levy and Dixie County Sheriff’s Office Dive team resumed the search for Mr. Boisson. Within two hours of the search a Dixie County deputy located Mr. Boisson 150 feet down river from the house boat. At this time Detectives do not suspect foul play but Mr. Boisson will be transported to the Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy for cause of death.
Kerry D. Boisson
344 Dryden Circle