ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The body of a missing Pinellas County boater has been recovered.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office say it appears Michael Douglas Rhine's death was accidental. An autopsy is scheduled and the investigation is continuing. Rhine's body was found Wednesday afternoon.
The Tampa Tribune reports Rhine fell overboard Sunday afternoon when his boat experienced engine trouble. Deputies say he leaned over to try to fix the outboard motor and fell into the water. He didn't resurface.
Rhine was at the mouth of Bunces Pass near Fort Desoto Park in Tierra Verde.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials assisted in the search for Rhine.