DADE CITY -- The Pasco County Sheriff's Office dive team has recovered the body of the 7-month-old boy that went missing in the Withlacoochee River Sunday.
The sheriff's office said 10 divers searching in 64-degree water found the baby's body about 12 feet from where the boy and an uncle went into the water.
A family outing turned tragic on Sunday, leading to the death of a 46-year-old man and his infant nephew. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office identified the uncle as Jeffery Stock. The infant has been identified as Elijah Wilson.
Divers returned to the river Monday morning.
Authorities said daylight helped the divers, as visibility under water was about three feet.
According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Stock was sitting in the bed of a Ford pickup truck parked along the river at Ranch Road and Auton Road. Stock was holding Wilson with the tailgate down when the truck rolled down an embankment and into the river.
Authorities said Stock tried to jump from the tailgate with the infant, but instead wound up underwater, pinned beneath the truck.
The father of the baby jumped into the water, but was not able to reach his child or his brother. Stock's body was pulled out of the water late Sunday night.
"There were multiple people who went in the water in an attempt to conduct their own rescue," said Pasco County Sheriff's Lt. Mike Jenkins. "But again, due to the tragic circumstances, it appears the man and likely the 7-month-old child were trapped under the vehicle and it would have been almost impossible to retrieve them."
The sheriff's office's search went through the night with crews in boats searching along the river with lights set up.
Officials said about 25 family members assisted authorities in the search. Family members and authorities held a moment of silence when the infant's body was recovered.
Family members had gathered Sunday for a cookout and later drove to the river to go fishing.
Authorities are calling the incident a "freak accident."