GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A 76-year-old man from Green Cove Springs died due to a boating accident in Citrus County.
Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported James Edward Pullen missing when his boat was found aground around 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Authorities found his boat on a sand bar near the Crystal River Fort Island Trail boat ramp, according to a news release from FWC. Officers found a cell phone and keys on the boat and it's trolling motor was down but there was no sign of Pullen.
FWC along with the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Citrus County Sheriff's Office launched a coordinated search.
Pullen was located around 7:30 Tuesday evening by Clay County Sheriff's deputies.
The release said the preliminary FWC investigation revealed Pullen was fishing when he fell out of his boat.
The medical examiner's office will determine the exact cause of death according to FWC investigators.
First Coast News