Boater found dead after taking a swim in Lake Dora

The Lake County Sheriff's Office says that around 3:45 p.m., witnesses called to report a missing boater in Lake Dora. Witnesses told them that they saw a boater stop and jump into the water.

They went on to tell deputies that they heard him swimming and splashing around for a few minutes, then the splashing stopped and they could not see him. The Lake County Sheriff's Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission (FWC) started searching.

Around 5:45 p.m., the boater's body was recovered.