Body found floating in a Port Orange river, police say

Darrick Van Gipson, 56, found 100 feet from shoreline

PORT ORANGE, Fla. – The Port Orange Police Department located a body floating in a Port Orange river Sunday morning.

The officers were called to the intersection of Riverside Drive and Katherine Street in response to a possible body floating in the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway or Halifax River. 

Officers located a man, later identified as 56-year-old Darrick Van Gipson, 100 feet from the shoreline, according to officials. 

Port Orange detectives, with assistance from officers of the Volusia County Beach Safety, pulled Gipson from the water.

Investigators later determined Gipson drowned.

No other details were immediately available. 

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