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60-year-old man found dead in ocean near Hillsboro Inlet

Divers pull boater's body from water

A search for a missing man is suspended after divers pulled his body from the water near the Hillsboro Inlet.

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – The body of a 60-year-old man was found Wednesday in the ocean near the Hillsboro Inlet, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

A Coast Guard helicopter and boat crew spent several hours searching for the missing boater, whose body was found about a half-mile from the Hillsboro Inlet.

Rescuers from various agencies assisted in the search for the boater.

The Coast Guard said Broward Sheriff's Office divers pulled the body from the water.

Wednesday marked the start of the two-day lobster mini-season.