Bodies of 2 fishermen who fell in water found in west Boca Raton

A multi-agency search was initiated on Sunday in Parkland for two missing fishermen.

PARKLAND, Fla. – A multi-agency search was initiated on Sunday in Parkland for two missing fishermen whose bodies were later recovered in west Boca Raton.

Authorities said the two men fell into the water while fishing in a canal on the edge of the Florida Everglades.

Police searched by water and from the sky, looking for the two fishermen, who were in their 20s.

Authorities said three men were fishing when they all fell in the water. One of them managed to get out safely, but the other two never resurfaced.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission led the search for the two men.


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