Man Drowns in Boat Ramp Mishap


PANAMA CITY, Fla. The body of a Lynn haven man was recovered from Pretty Bayou next to a submerged vehicle Sunday.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office received a call about a Chevy truck in the water at the Shoreline Circle boat ramp on Sunday morning.

When a dive team recovered the vehicle the body of 65-year-old Leo Ronald Smith was found in the vicinity of the vehicle.

So far, authorities believe Smith was the sole passenger when the truck entered the water.

The Florida Highway Patrol and Bay County Sheriff's Office are investigating this event.

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