Missing boater found dead in Lake Jesup
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A missing boater was found dead Sunday in Lake Jesup, according to authorities. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission first got word of the missing boater on Wednesday afternoon. The FWC and Seminole County Sheriff’s Office had several boats search the water for the man and later extended its search with helicopters. Search found the man’s body around 7 a.m. Sunday. The man’s name has not yet been released.
1 dead after airboat goes airborne, overturns on Lake Jesup
Officials said a kayaker might be missing in Lake Jesup. OVIEDO, Fla. – A 47-year-old Geneva man died after his airboat went airborne and overturned Sunday on Lake Jesup in Seminole County, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said. | Pilot killed in Fla. gyroscope crash]Wildlife officers said a witness was driving north on the S.R 417 bridge and saw a 12-foot airboat go airborne. The witness called over another boat, and the victim was found near the overturned airboat, officials said. The good Samaritans took the man to the Lake Jessup boat ramp in Sanford, where Jelkren was pronounced dead.
12-foot gator lunges 3 feet out of water, chomps Florida man’s arm
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – A Seminole County man bitten by an alligator said his training as a paramedic helped him think quickly during the attack. “We saw the big gator laying up in the middle of the canal,” said Kieffer. Kieffer said that he and another person on the boat work as paramedics for the City of Tavares Fire Department. “Unfortunately, since we were so shallow, he was able to push off the bottom and launch himself into the boat and that’s where he got a hold of my arm,” Kieffer said. Kieffer said doctors believe they can save his arm as he’s regained feeling in his fingers.