Body found floating in Edgewater

Officials investigating boat crash, body in water

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife is investigating a body found floating in the Halifax River in Edgewater Saturday morning.

Officials said a boat was seen run aground just before 7 a.m. Saturday near South Riverside Drive and East Marion Avenue in Edgewater.

Officials said while they were investigating, about an hour later a passing boater found a body floating in the Halifax River near Carlson Cove.

Wildlife officials identified the man as 57-year-old Danny Parks.

Officials said Parks was in the boat that ran aground and had been out shrimping.

Officials said they did not see any signs of alcohol in the boat and are continuing their investigation.

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