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Body found in water near search for missing boater

Posted at 2:33 PM, Nov 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-12 18:44:52-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Investigators have identified a body found in the water near the Punta Rassa boat ramp Monday.

46-year-old John "Jed" Copham was found in the water around 9:50 a.m.

Sunday night, the Lee County Sheriff's Office and several other agencies launched a search for a man reported to be overboard from a vessel near Sanibel Causeway.

Copham owned Brainerd International Raceway in center Minnesota and he was an avid racer. 

The investigation is ongoing and there appears to be no criminal aspect to this investigation.