Man reported missing after canoe flipped in Alexander Springs found alive 2 days later

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A man who was reported missing after he was separated from his group when their canoe flipped, was found alive on Tuesday afternoon, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Deputies and officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission found Davidson Anjab, 39, while searching the Alexander Springs area of Altoona.

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Anjab was with two other people when their canoe overturned on Sunday.

Two of the men were able to get back into the canoe but Anjab wasn’t able to.

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The men said that Anjab swam back to shore and yelled that he would meet up with them.

Deputies said Anjab was found about one-tenth of a mile into the woods from the shoreline where he was last seen.

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Deputies said he was significantly dehydrated.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.