Body found in Tampa Bay during search for fisherman

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By: Associated Press
January 14, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say they've identified the body found in Florida's Tampa Bay as that of a fisherman who went missing.

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials said in a news release Sunday that the body was found near the orange canoe 35-year-old Joshua Allen Ford took on a day-long fishing trip. The man was reported missing after failing to return by 5 p.m. Saturday.

Tampa police earlier said that Ford launched his motorized canoe from Ben T. Davis beach on Saturday morning. Authorities say he was fishing in an area of Old Tampa Bay near the Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Fish and Wildlife will continue investigating the boating accident.

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