Brian Bone: Missing man found in Lake Ivanhoe died accidentally

ORLANDO, Fla. — A man who was reported missing in November and later found in Lake Ivanhoe died accidentally, according to the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office.


Police say 24-year-old Brian Bone was reported missing after a night of celebrating his birthday in downtown Orlando in late November.

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Crews were later called to the area of Magnolia Avenue and Ivanhoe Boulevard after a person on a paddleboard spotted what appeared to be a body floating in Lake Ivanhoe.

Police at the time said there was no sign of foul play, but were waiting for the medical examiner to determine the exact cause of death.

According to a report released by the Orange County Medical Examiner Tuesday, Bone drowned due to alcohol intoxication.

There was no sign of traumatic injuries on Bone’s body and his blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.2 percent, according to the report. In the state of Florida a person is considered to be impaired at .08 percent blood-alcohol concentration.

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“It is my opinion that the death of Brian Bone is the result of drowning in the setting of alcohol intoxication,” the report states.

Bone’s loved ones said he disappeared after celebrating his 24th birthday with friends in downtown Orlando on Sunday November 21.

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They posted missing person flyers all over the area for days before his body was found in Lake Ivanhoe.

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