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Man dies after being ejected from boat on Caloosahatchee River

Posted at 10:46 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 06:50:52-04

Divers with the Lee County Sheriff's Office located the body of a boater who went missing Thursday afternoon.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission says 60-year-old John Cobb of Ft. Myers was thrown from his boat after it hit the wake generated from another boat on the Caloosahatchee River.

Witnesses were unable to get to him before he went underwater and did not resurface.  There was no one else on the boat.

The incident happened north of the U.S. 41 bridge.

The Coast Guard, Cape Coral Police, Lee County Sheriff and FWC assisted in the search.