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Posted by Rachel Leigh

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies are trying to locate the family of man who drowned in the Stubb Canal just off Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach.

Jose Mendez borrowed a kayak from a neighbor Saturday evening and died after the kayak flipped.

His pastor tells us he was a Guatemalan immigrant who couldn't swim and was not wearing a life jacket. The body will be sent to Guatemala for burial.

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