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Body found near Gandy Bridge after report of overturned kayak

ST. PETERSBURG — A person was found dead late Saturday in the waters of Tampa Bay near the Pinellas County side of the Gandy Bridge.

Rescue crews found the person after receiving a report of an overturned kayak in the area. The call came in about 5:45 p.m.

Several agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, scoured the water near the bridge. They found the body several hours later.

It was not immediately clear if authorities had identified the person. Further details were not immediately available.

Contact Dan Sullivan at dsullivan@tampabay.com. Follow @TimesDan.

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