STAFF REPORT – On Wednesday, May 6 the body of a 60-year-old man was found by emergency personnel in the waters between Little Gasparilla Island and Gasparilla Island. His cause of death is not being released at this time.
According to witnesses the man and his wife were boating just off Little Gasparilla Island. The man was snorkeling near the boat when he disappeared from sight for quite some time. The wife made the emergency call at approximately 4:50 p.m. The boat is now at Gasparilla Marina.
Make sure if you are boating and unfamiliar with the phone numbers for emergency personnel, that you know how to find the coordinates of your exact location using your phone to aid rescue workers if help is needed.