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Body of 65-year-old man recovered after boat found circling Newnans Lake

Alachua County Sheriff's deputies respond to reports of an unmanned boat circling Newnans Lake. Courtesy: ASO. 

Authorities say divers recovered the body of a 65-year-old man after they found a boat circling Newnans Lake Tuesday.

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office identified the man as Alphonso Williams.

Deputies say a fisherman reported seeing the boat circling the lake Tuesday morning. Deputies stopped the boat but no one was on-board. They started searching the water and found the body underwater Tuesday night.

The Florida Wildlife Commission is investigating the incident.




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