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Body Of ‘Sharkwater’ Director Rob Stewart Recovered

Tragically, the US Coast Guard has confirmed that the body of “Sharkwater” Director Rob Stewart has been recovered.

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In a series of tweets on Friday evening, the Coast Guard’s southeast district confirmed Rob Stewart’s body was found:

DeeperBlue.com has spoken with the US Coast Guard’s public affairs office, who confirmed the sad news.

Coast Guard Captain Jeffrey Janszen, commander of the search and rescue operation,  confirmed that a Key Largo Volunteer Fire Department dive team with an ROV found Stewart’s body just 300 feet from his last-known position near the deep-water dive on Queen of Nassau wreck off Islamorada.

Stewart’s sister Alexandra posted on Facebook expressing the families loss and asking for privacy at this time:

Rob has been found, peacefully in the ocean. There are no words. We are so deeply grateful to everyone who helped…

Posted by Alexandra Stewart on Friday, February 3, 2017

Stewart went missing after surfacing from a dive on Tuesday 31st January.  An extensive search by USCG as well as private boats and aircraft covering over 6,000 square miles of ocean was conducted over three days since he went missing.

Stewart, 37, is best known for his 2006 documentary Sharkwater in which he examined and exposed the shark-hunting industries of the world and the effect upon the ocean ecosystem.

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John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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