The Corpus Christi Police dive team recovered the body of a missing man after his friends say he was pulled into the current of the Nueces River Monday morning.

Police say 50-year-old Everardo Villarreal was out fishing with a group when he and another fisherman started to cross the river to find an alligator they believed they had shot.

That's when Villarreal became distressed and was pulled under the current.

His friends called 911 and the Annaville Fire Department launched their boat.

The Nueces County Sheriff's Office lead the search from the shore.

Ultimately the CCPD Dive Team located Villareal nine feet underwater six hours after he went missing.