Apalachicola Man Electrocuted

An area shrimper has died in a mishap aboard a shrimp boat in Franklin County.

The victim was identified as Charley Leon Koon. He was found dead in the rigging of the shrimp boat "Popeye."

Franklin County Sheriff Mike Mock says the man apparently had been electrocuted by some exposed wires in the rigging. The vessel had been experiencing some electrical problems.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Franklin County sheriff are investigating


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