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Body found in ocean off Delray Beach identified as Boynton Beach fisherman

Victim went fishing Monday night, family says
Body found in the ocean off Delray Beach
Posted at 10:33 AM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 16:46:45-04

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — A man's whose body was found in the ocean Tuesday morning off Delray Beach apparently died from drowning, according to police.

The victim was identified as Jean "Junior" Deneus, 40, of Boynton Beach.

The man's family said Deneus left home around 11 p.m. Monday to go fishing, according to police spokesman Ted White.

At some point, police said Deneus launched his kayak into the ocean from the 100 block of S. Ocean Blvd in Delray Beach.

Around 7:35 a.m. Tuesday, a swimmer in the same area spotted Deneus' body near the bottom of about 8 feet of water, 150 to 200 yards offshore.

The swimmer and lifeguards brought the body to shore.

White said Deneus appears to have drowned, and there are no signs of trauma to his body.

Deneus’ kayak was found this morning in the ocean, north of Linton Boulevard.

Anyone who may have seen Deneus on Monday night is asked to contact Detective Anthony Sala at 561-243-7867.