Elderly Woman Drowns in Fall From House Boat

Panama City police were called to a somber scene Wednesday at Sun Harbor Marina just east of the Hathaway Bridge.

An elderly man returned home to the boat he shared with his wife to find her body floating in the water nearby.

The couple’s houseboat was docked at the marina. He had left several hours earlier to take care of business downtown.

Investigators say 73-year-old woman identified as Nina Tuttles apparently fell overboard while her husband was gone and drowned.

An autopsy is being performed to determine the exact cause of death. Foul play isn't suspected.