Fisherman finds body in canal in Flagler County, deputies say

No foul play suspected

Flagler deputies say a fisherman found a body in Gore Lake on July 16, 2020. (Flagler County Sheriff's Office)

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – A death investigation is underway after a fisherman found a dead body in a near a canal Thursday afternoon, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

The body was found in a body of water off of Belle Terre Boulevard and Zonal Geranium Trail in Palm Coast around 12:30 p.m., according to deputies.

Officials said there is no threat to the community, although they’re still trying to determine what occurred. Foul play is not suspected.

“Every unattended death in our county is investigated to determine if a crime occurred,” Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Early indications are that nothing criminal occurred here but the investigation is continuing. There is no active threat to the community.”

No further information was immediately available. Residents are asked to avoid the area while the investigation continues.

Editor’s note: Flagler County deputies initially said that the body was found in Gore Lake but later issued a correction to clarify that the body was found in a different body of water. The story has been updated to reflect the change.