Missing boater found dead in the Caloosahatchee River

A search for a boater who went missing in the Caloosahatchee Thursday afternoon has been suspended after his body was found.

The victim has been identified as 60-year-old John Cobb of Fort Myers. Cobb was the only person on the boat according to FWC.

Florida Fish and Wildlife say a joint-force dive team was working the search and Cape Coral PD found his body around 6:45 p.m.

FWC says a boat hit a wake and the man was ejected.

The Coast Guard says a Good Samaritan tried to help the boater out of the water but was unsuccessful.

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