Body found by fisherman in Lake Okeechobee

Body found by fisherman in Lake Okeechobee

CLEWISTON, Fla. -- Officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) received a report at approximately 9:20 this morning from a fisherman who said he observed a body in Lake Okeechobee in the Clewiston area, on the south side of the lake.

Officers responded and recovered the body of a deceased male.

The body was recovered approximately 15 miles from where the airboat was recovered, and approximately 3.5 miles from the female that was recovered on Saturday .

FWC says the victim has been turned over to the Lee County Medical Examiner's office for verification of identity and cause of death.

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