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Indiana man drowns near Crab Island

An Indiana man’s body was found floating near Crab Island in Okaloosa County Tuesday.
An Indiana man’s body was found floating near Crab Island in Okaloosa County Tuesday.(Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 11:59 AM CDT
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OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - An Indiana man’s body was found floating near Crab Island in Okaloosa County Tuesday.

According to sheriff’s deputies, the 46-year-old was found floating in the water just south of Destin’s Marler Bridge by boaters.

Officials say the man and some friends had rented a pontoon boat Tuesday morning and anchored it off Crab Island.

A short time later, deputies say the man told friends he was going to swim to the beach to collect shells but deputies say he never returned.

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