Missing paddleboarder found dead in Lake Barton, deputies say

Man, 39, fell into Lake Barton and never came up

Orange county deputies are ssearcing for a missing paddle boarder in a lake

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The search for a missing paddleboarder who went missing in Lake Barton early Saturday morning ended on Sunday when he was found deceased in the lake, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

The man has been identified as 39-year-old Joshua Jeun, deputies said.

The sheriff’s office said Jeun fell off a paddleboard in the lake around 2:35 a.m. Deputies said friends of the Jeun told officials he fell into the water and never came up.

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The friends called 911 after searching for an hour and a half, according to officials. Search crews, including the helicopter with the sheriff’s office and marine unit, arrived around 4 a.m.

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