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Brewton man's body found

By By Arthur McLean Editor
Rescue divers from the Escambia County Sheriff's Department recovered the body of a man reported missing since Saturday.
Robert E. Kotronis' body was recovered from under 10 feet of water in the Conecuh River near Parker Bridge Tuesday afternoon.
Divers Ben and Phillip Wiggins recovered the body after an extensive search of the area.
Deputies and Investigators from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office began searching for the 55 year old man who disappeared early Saturday morning in the Roberts Community.
Deputies responded early Saturday morning to the boat landing on Bradley Road near the bridges crossing the Conecuh River. Alyce Gay reported that Kotronis, her boyfriend, was missing. She stated that they had camped at the site overnight and that when she woke up, he was gone, according to an Escambia County Sheriff's report.
The Escambia County Rescue Squad was contacted and several members assisted Sheriff's Deputies in searching the river and surrounding areas for Kotronis. The search was called off Saturday afternoon after several hours of searching.
The search continued Monday with members of the Escambia Search Dog Association utilizing canines, Officers of the Alabama Game and Fish Commission searching the Conecuh River by boat and agents with United States Customs flying aircraft attempting to locate Kotronis. After a full day of searching on Monday, Kotronis was not found. The search of Conecuh River is to continued on Tuesday when his body was found about 2:15 p.m.