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FWC divers find body of missing boater in Lake Osborne

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission

(PALM BEACH, FL) – The body of a boater who went missing Saturday was recovered in Lake Osborne Sunday by dive teams from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

An initial investigation found Roger DeCapito, 28, of Delray Beach was traveling at a high rate of speed when his boat flipped several times shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday. DeCapito was the only person involved in the crash.

“Our deepest sympathies are with the family of Mr. DeCapito during this difficult time,” said FWC spokesperson Arielle Callender.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue teams searched with divers, rescue swimmers and a rescue paddleboarder Saturday on the lake until the search and rescue was called off.
DeCapito’s body was recovered Sunday at about 10 a.m. by the FWC and the investigation is ongoing.

ORIGINAL STORY

Officials are searching for the driver of a boat that flipped Saturday morning on Lake Osborne near Lake Worth Beach, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office say.

Divers with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit said they used rescue swimmers, a paddle boarder and multiple divers to search the area.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Thomas Reyes said their crews made a series of dives in search of the victim, who’s name has not been released.

The incident took place at around 11 a.m., and at about 12:20 p.m., fire rescue said the situation turned into a “recovery operation” and was turned over to the sheriff’s office and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Officials said it’s unclear how the boat may have flipped over.