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Boater finds decomposing body stuck in tree in Florida

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The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a decomposing body was found stuck in a tree near a river.

The discovery was made on Monday around 3:00 pm just south of the Shoal River Bridge near Crestview.

A group of anglers spotted the body reportedly “tangled up ” in a tree and then contacted police.

The Sheriff’s department says that they had to get into a boat to investigate the death, as the area where the body was located, was too difficult to get to by land.

An autopsy is scheduled to identify the person and how they died:

“Also due to the condition of the body, the race, sex, and approximate age of the deceased are not yet able to be determined,” the sheriff’s office said.