• Body recovered in Lake Jessup following boat crash


    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Officials said they've recovered a body in Lake Jessup, where a boater and his brother crashed ino a bridge Thursday.

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Officials said sonar equipment detected something in the water and rescue divers were able to retrieve a body from that detection.

    The crash shut down traffic on the State Road 417 for part of Thursday afternoon.

    Officials said when the boat capsized when it crashed around 11 o’clock Thursday.

    One of the two brothers was thrown overboard and even though the other brother, Edward Brown, was badly injured, he hung on and called for help for an hour and a half before some good Samaritans came to his rescue.

    Skywitness 9 HD flew over the rescue effort at the Lake Jessup bridge while divers from the Seminole County Sheriff's Office searched for the second boater for more than an hour, but that was hours after Brown told good Samaritans that he had gone under.

    Orlando fisherman Robert Finn said he heard the calls for help and went right over to pull the survivor onto his boat.

    Sanford fisherman Fred Hudson was at the dock at Lake Jessup park and when the good Samaritans brought the survivor in. They said he was badly shaken and injured.

    “He said his brother was dead. That he drowned. He was rattled. Very rattled,” an eyewitness said.

    Hudson said he's seen the two brothers fishing on Lake Jessup before.

    Officials said they do not have positive identification of the body.

    Officials said Brown owns the boat and was released from Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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