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Officials search for man who disappeared while dredging

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Divers in Margate, Florida are currently searching for a man who went missing while dredging in the backyard of a home.

The Margate Police Department was contacted about the disappearance around 8:40 a.m. on Monday.

According to the report, the man was doing some work in the backyard of a home in the 6900 block of Northwest 18th Street, when both he and a piece of machinery fell into a canal.

A preliminary investigation by the fire chief indicated that a side wall under the water likely collapsed and the soot, mud and tree branches trapped the man underneath.

As of 1:00 p.m., authorities reported that the mission has turned from a search-and-rescue mission to a recovery mission.