Man drowns in boating accident - WFLA News Channel 8

Man drowns in boating accident

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A 59-year-old man died of a possible drowning three miles west of Anna Maria Island in Manatee County Saturday, authorities said.

Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are investigating the death of  Henry Hicks of Anna Maria.
Hicks' body was pulled from the water Saturday and taken to the Manatee County Medical Examiner's Office, where an autopsy will be conducted, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Baryl Martin said.

Authorities said it appeared Hicks was trying to retrieve the anchor of a 27 foot Black Watch boat when the incident occurred.

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