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Body of Jet Skier Pulled From Biscayne Bay, Might Be Missing Man (Update)

Body of Jet Skier Pulled From Biscayne Bay, Might Be Missing Man (Update)
photo by Czine Zoltan via Wikimedia Commons

Rescuers pulled the body of a white male out of Biscayne Bay around 8:30 this morning after he was spotted floating just south of the Julia Tuttle Causeway. The man was a jet skier, Gabriella Ferraro, a Florida Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman, tells Riptide -- but he hasn't been ID'd yet and it's not clear how he died.

The Coast Guard spent hours searching for a missing Jet Skier yesterday, Ferraro says, and officers are trying to determine if the body is the same man.


Update: Ferraro says the man is 24-year-old Javier Lopez, the same jet skier reported missing this weekend.


"We're investigating whether there was a collision that led to this drowning," Ferraro says.

Ferraro says they'll likely be able to ID the victim in the next couple hours -- we'll update the post when we learn more.

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