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UPDATE: Body of Boy Found in Pensacola Bay

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- The body of a 4-year-old boy who fell off his grandfather's boat in Pensacola Bay has been recovered.

A fisherman spotted Logan Torrance Fontana's body floating in the bay on Monday afternoon. The fisherman alerted authorities who pulled the child from the water.

Officials say the child wasn't wearing a lifejacket when he fell Saturday afternoon from the 20-foot Chapparal boat owned by George "Steve" Maye.

Reports say the boy and his grandfather has spent the day fishing and playing on the beach. They removed his life jacket to wash off the sand and Maye told the child to put it back on. When he turned around, the boy was missing and the life jacket was on the floor of the boat.

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say the search for a 4-year-old Florida Panhandle boy who fell from his grandfather's boat is now focused on recovery instead of rescue.

Logan Torrance Fontana fell from his grandfather's boat Saturday as the vessel accelerated in Pensacola Bay. The boy was not wearing a life jacket.

The search was extended Monday morning into the Gulf of Mexico. By the afternoon, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Lt. Doug Berryman said the search had transitioned from rescue to recovery.

Reports say Berryman says that charges would be unlikely in this case.


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