Body found in search for Florida boaters who went missing in lake during late …

Florida authorities discovered the body of one of the Florida boaters who went missing in a lake during a late-night trip over the weekend.  

Florida Fish and Wildlife officers found the body of Jason Cobb, 30, floating in six feet of water near a small island in Lake Jesup at around 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to local reports.

Charlie Jackson, 26, who was aboard the fishing boat with Cobb, was still missing. A search for him would continue Thursday, authorities said. 

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Authorities have called the hunt a recovery mission, saying they don’t believe Jackson was still alive.

 

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WFTV

 Search crews on central Florida’s Lake Jesup. The body of Jason Cobb, 30, was discovered floating in the lake on Wednesday. 

Cobb, of Osteen, and Jackson, of Deltona, went missing after launching Jackson’s fishing boat on the lake at around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday. 

The pair had been hanging out at Black Hammock Fishing Camp, a lakeside fishing spot and recreation area, authorities said. 

The empty craft was found about 12 hours later on the north shoreline of the lake. The keys were in the ignition, and two life jackets, two paddles and some beer cans were found aboard. 

“We have nothing to suggest they’ve survived this incident,” Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Lt. Jeff Hudson told the Orlando Sentinel earlier this week. 

With News Wire Services 

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