Body recovered in canal after accident - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Body recovered in canal after accident

Posted by Sheli Muniz -email

 PALM BEACH COUNTY(WFLX)--- Divers have recovered the body of a 43-year-old man after battling to stay afloat following an accident near the 20 mile bend in Western Palm Beach County.

Deputies say the man went off the road and overcorrected himself but the car went into the canal.

The back end of the grey or silver Chevy Trailblazer was sinking when the driver was able to kick out the windshield and escape the car.

A witness and a sheriff's deputy came to help as the man tried to swim to the side of the canal. He was unable to swim to safety.

They even threw him some rope, but he still went underwater and drowned. 

Deputies have not released the man's name. They are trying to reach his family.

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