Man's body found in Lake Okeechobee

FWC is investigating
Posted at 3:33 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 15:35:41-05

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the discovery of a dead body in Lake Okeechobee.

FWC said it was notified by Clewiston Police Thursday night just before 6:30 p.m. that fishermen found a man unresponsive in the water near Rocky Point.

Officials identified the man as 75-year-old Robert Wayne Phelps of Clewiston.

They said his fishing boat was found nearby.