76-year-old man dies in boating incident near Crystal River Fort Island Trail

2:53 PM, Sep 26, 2012   |    comments
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Crystal River, Florida-- A 76-year-old man from Green Cove Springs reportedly died in a boating incident on Tuesday. 

After James Edward Pullen was reported missing, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers, Citrus County Sheriff's Office deputies and members of the U.S. Coast Guard conducted a search for him.

Pullen's boat was reportedly found on a sand bar near the Crystal River Fort Island Trail boat ramp around 6 p.m., with nothing but a cell phone and keys on board.

The search team recovered Pullen's body around 7:30 p.m. 

Preliminary information indicates that Pullen was fishing when he fell out of his boat. 

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death, an FWC report states.

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