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State officials investigating after man found dead near boat crash in Gulfport

FWC is investigating the death of a senior citizen off the waters in Gulfport.
File photo of police lights.

State officers are investigating the death of a man who was found in the water after a boat crash off Gulfport on Monday.

Leonard Ward, 77, was found dead in the water after his 9-foot boat was involved in a crash about 12:30 p.m.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers are investigating whether the crash killed him, said Melody Kilborn, an agency spokesperson.

The agency didn’t release any other details about the incident.