Miami -- The body of 47-year-old David Lemonds has been recovered south of Port Everglades, Florida.

According to the Coast Guard, Lemonds body was found by a good Samaritan.

Lemonds reportedly left John U. Lloyd Beach State Park on Thursday morning in a 12-foot yellow ocean kayak and never returned.

Coast Guard crews search more than 5,300 square nautical miles and turned up no signs of the Aiken, South Carolina man.

His body was turned over to the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials are investigating the incident.

Contributing: Associated Press

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