PHOTO: Missing Jacksonville Man Who Fell In St. Johns River At North Florida Shipyard

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TheCount.com has located a photo of a missing a 34-year-old shipyards employee who fell into the St. Johns River about 1 p.m. Sunday.

Reports say, Atakorah Padmore, was working at North Florida Shipyard when fellow employees say they heard a loud noise and saw him fall in the river

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Atakorah working on an air pressure valve when the accident occurred.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, a witness at the North Florida Shipyard saw
The witness told police that when he looked up he saw Padmore in the river. He said he tried unsuccessfully several times to throw Padmore a rope. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue, JSO Marine units and an air unit were helping in the search for Padmore, and the JSO Dive Team and homicide unit responded to the scene to investigate. source

Police described Padmore as black and wearing dark clothing.

Police say they are investigating the incident as a possible drowning.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.

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