Published: Aug 10, 2010 4:35 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 10, 2010 1:35 PM EDT

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida boater died in the Atlantic ocean after falling overboard.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the man died while attempting to put out an anchor after the motor stopped inside an inlet.

The boater didn't have a life jacket on when he was swept out in the ocean by an outgoing tide.

The body was found Tuesday morning, hours after he was reported overboard by one of two other female passengers in the boat.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. Names of the two passengers were not immediately available. They were taken to a boat ramp.

Authorities are investigating why the boat motor stopped working.