The body of a missing 59-year-old fisherman was found Thursday morning on the south side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway.

  • Body of missing fisherman found, according to Clearwater police
  • Anthony Buono, 59, last heard from on Wednesday afternoon
  • Police, Coast Guard were searching for Buono

According to police, Anthony Buono, 59, was last heard from on Wednesday at about 3 p.m. His wife reported him missing at 5:21 a.m. Thursday.

His truck was found at the scene but Buono, a Tampa resident, was missing.

The U.S. Coast Guard assisted in the search with a helicopter and the FWC assisted in the water with a boat.

The Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner's Office was called to the scene and will be conducting an autopsy, though officials say there were no outward signs of anything suspicious.

A friend of the victim's said that Buono liked to fish from a sand bar near the small bridge on the west end of the causeway.