Missing Boater Found

Firefighters and security forces from Hurlburt Field west of Ft. Walton Beach have found the body of a missing boater.

Friday morning the first responders were called out to Gator Lake, located on the eastern side of the base.

What they found was a boat without anyone on board, but there were signs that someone had been on board.

Now, the search teams have recovered the body of a man at the lake.

Officials say this is a very unusual situation for the base and that they are continuing to investigate.

The name of the man is being withheld until family members are notified. The cause of death isn’t known yet.