1 Dies When Canoe Capsizes in Orlando Lake
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say one person is dead after the canoe he was in with six other people capsized in a lake in northwest Orlando.
The group apparently launched the canoe from a private boat ramp in the Rock Lake neighborhood sometime after 3 a.m. Friday.
The Orlando Sentinel reports the group crossed the lake and went to a beach behind Parliament House night club. Around 4 a.m. they cast off to cross the lake again.
Orlando police spokesman Vincent Ogburn says the canoe flipped when someone tried to reposition. He says six boaters knew how to swim. But the victim, who was in his early 20s, did not. Someone tried to help the victim to shore, but he panicked and sank.
Ogburn says divers found his body 1,500 feet from shore.
- Canoe Capsizes In Halfmoon Lake, Search for Missing Father Continues
- Man Died After Boat Capsized
- 1 Killed, 1 Injured When SUV Hits Orlando Bus Stop
- FWC: Fish Orlando App Shows Maps of Lakes
- Boy Finds Ancient Canoe
- Body Of Missing Man Found From Canoeing Accident
- Man Dies After Being Hit By Branch In Orlando
- No Privacy When Telling On Your Teacher
- Lake Weir Middle School Student Hit By Truck, Dies
- Third Victim of Lake Butler Shooting Spree Dies