UPDATE: Missing swimmer found dead in Winter Park lake

Charles H. Carter jumped into Lake Osceola but never resurfaced, police say

Police ID swimmer missing in Winter Park lake
Police ID swimmer missing in Winter Park lake

WINTER PARK, Fla. – A man who went missing in Lake Osceola on Memorial Day was found dead Tuesday evening, according to the Winter Park Police Department.

Records show Charles H. Carter’s body was found at about 7:05 p.m.

According to the Winter Park police, a boater called authorities around 7:30 p.m. Monday to report that a man on his boat, identified by authorities on Tuesday as Carter, went into the water for a swim but did not resurface.

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The Winter Park Fire Department, Winter Park Police Department, Maitland Fire Department dive team and the Orange County Sheriff’s Marine unit searched for Carter through the early morning.

Search continues for missing boater on Lake Osceola in Winter Park
Search continues for missing boater on Lake Osceola in Winter Park

On Tuesday, crews reentered the lake to continue the search. The search has now been called off and the medical examiner’s office has been notifie

Carter was originally identified by authorities as 21 years old.

Search continues for missing boater on Lake Osceola in Winter Park
Search continues for missing boater on Lake Osceola in Winter Park

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