HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla – The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is currently on the scene of a marine incident on the Chassahowitzka Bay near the Hernando and Citrus county line.
The body of a man missing after falling out of a motorized canoe in the Chassahowitzka Bay has been located.
A 17-year-old male, who also fell from the canoe, was transported to a local hospital, where he is currently recovering.
The incident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. as boaters noticed an unmanned motorized canoe circling in the bay. The boaters quickly located an adult male clinging to a floating marker.
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The man said he and another man fell out of the canoe.
In addition to the HCSO, the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search.
Both boats and helicopters were utilized in the search for the missing man.
We will update this story as more details are released.
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