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Body found floating in Florida Keys harbor

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the death of a homeless man found floating in Boot Key Harbor in Marathon in the Florida Keys Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the death of a homeless man found floating in Boot Key Harbor in Marathon in the Florida Keys Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Miami Herald File

The body of a man was found floating in a Florida Keys boat harbor Thursday morning.

The 53-year-old man was found around 7:30 a.m. by a mariner about 50 yards from shore in Boot Key Harbor, a mooring marina in the Middle Keys city of Marathon, according to a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Police have not released the man’s name pending notice of next of kin, said Adam Linhardt, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

There was no obvious signs of foul play, Linhardt said.

Charles Boone, 45, of Quitman, Arkansas, died at 9:19 p.m. July 16, 2019 in Mercy Hospital in Coconut Grove, said Adam Linhardt, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

David Goodhue covers the Florida Keys and South Florida for FLKeysNews.com and the Miami Herald. Before joining the Herald, he covered Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware.
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