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Details of Disappearance
Edward Cody was reported missing by his sister on July 6, 1998. She reported that Cody had taken his boat out into the Gulf of Mexico on July 2, 1998 to scuba dive. He left the Bay Pines Boat Ramp in his 24' pleasure vessel and proceeded to L/L coordinate N 27degrees 46.60 west 082 degrees 56.30. This is approximately seven miles west of John's Pass, Madeira Beach, Florida. The United States Coast Guard had been notified on July 4, 1998 that Cody's vessel was found anchored at the listed location with no one aboard. Edward Cody's dive gear was found by a man on July 3, 1998. The gear was found floating approximately 9.2 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico. It appears that Edward Cody went scuba diving alone.
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Pinellas County Sheriff's Office