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Constantine Theoharis disappeared on the same day he was due in court for not paying hundreds of thousands in back child support
Police are searching for a man who went missing while paddleboarding in the ocean off Fort Lauderdale on the same day he was due in court for not paying hundreds of thousands in back child support.
Constantine George Theoharis was last seen on Tuesday, March 20th in the vicinity of 3036 North Atlantic Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale Police officials said.
The 52-year-old was on a blue paddleboard heading northbound in the Atlantic Ocean. Police say he is about 5-foot-9 and weighs about 160 pounds.
Family members said private companies have been searching for the father of two by air.
"I just want to find my brother, I want to know what happened to him," his brother, Rick Theoharis, told NBC 6 Tuesday.
Theoharis disappeared on the same day he was due in court for not paying hundreds of thousands in back child support. Court documents show he hasn't paid more than $549,000 for his two young children.
He and his ex-wife divorced in 2008 and she has been fighting for support for the children for the past five years, records showed. Her attorney said they have "no clue" where he is.
Rick Theoharis said his brother didn't have the child support money and most likely would have gone to jail if he showed up for court. He said he left his wallet and passport at home.
"Right now, I’m like 50-50, either he fled or he’s out there drowned, I don’t know," the brother said. "For nobody to find the board, for him not to come back, his wallet, keys were there at the house, something's fishy."
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 954-828-5581.