John Patti: 70-year-old man dies after jumping into lake after his dog

PALM HARBOR, Fla - Pinellas County Sheriff deputies have found the body of a missing boater.

The body has been identified as John Patti, 70, of Palm Harbor.

His body was located at about 8:15AM after a citizen called 911 to report something suspicious near Brooker Creek.

At about 4:00 p.m. yesterday Pinellas County Deputies began searching for a missing boater in the area of Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor.

Deputies say the missing boater jumped off the pontoon boat into the water to save his dog. 

The dog was returned to the boat safely.

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