Police: Florida man found tangled in crab trap fell from housebo - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Police: Florida man found tangled in crab trap fell from houseboat

picture by WFTS picture by WFTS

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a 72-year-old man apparently suffered a heart attack, fell off his houseboat and drifted in the Halifax River before his bracelet snagged on a crab trap.

Daytona Beach police Chief Mike Chitwood says a commercial fisherman checking the trap found the man's body on Monday. Investigators are still trying to locate the man's relatives.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the man lived with his cat on the houseboat. Authorities visited the boat on Tuesday and removed the cat.

Investigators say the man had been in the water less than 24 hours.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly

1100 Banyan Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.