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.
.@USCG & partner agencies in Fort Myers Beach are searching for missing boater (approx 60YO male) last scene on the Caloosahatchee River. Good Samaritan reported boater was ejected from a fishing boat. (Stock image of #USCG Station Fort Myers boatcrew) pic.twitter.com/FLqsJfwf1d
— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) October 18, 2018
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