- Associated Press - Monday, July 11, 2016

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities have identified a man who died after falling from his paddleboard in the waters off southwest Florida.

Local media outlets report that officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have identified the man as 62-year-old Jerry Conti of Naples.

According to a wildlife commission report, Conti was paddling with his wife off Fort Myers Beach on Saturday morning when he fell into the water and disappeared.

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Shae Currington told the News-Press (https://newspr.es/29zmumi ) that Conti was not wearing a life jacket.

Currington said divers with the Iona-McGregor Fire Department found Conti’s body submerged about 200 yards offshore about two hours after he disappeared.



The wildlife commission is investigating.

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Information from: The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press, https://www.news-press.com

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