VOLUSIA COUNTY, Florida — The body of a missing boater was found Tuesday in Lake Monroe, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.
- Body of missing boater found in Lake Monroe
- Overturned boat spotted Tuesday afternoon
- Video released of dramatic rescue of 2nd boater
At about 10 a.m., deputies received a report about two men who went out on a boat Monday but never came back. An overturned boat was later spotted with one person clinging to it.
The body of the other boater was found at 12:30 p.m., about two miles west of where the boat overturned.
Video taken from the Volusia County Sherriff’s Helicopter Air One (watch below) shows a man clinging to the boat that overturned. A Volusia County Sheriff Deputy jumped in the water and giving the man a life jacket. The deputy helped him to their boat where another deputy and people on board helped him aboard.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission agents responded to the scene.
"We have investigators on Lake Monroe... and we are trying to piece together what happened," FWC spokesperson Chad Weber said.
He added, "We will interview him and see what took place — that’s our main goal to see what happened in this incident."
The identity of the boater has not been released.
FWC said it will also look at the weather conditions and try to piece information together.
Reporter Matt Fernandez contributed to this story.