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Florida paddleboater dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow found dead after going missing

Posted at 1:55 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 13:56:53-04

(WTXL) — A Florida paddleboarder was found dead after going missing Saturday in Citrus County.

43-year-old Joshua Grant Hensley was last seen by Park Rangers at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, as he launched his paddle board at Hunter Springs Park. When he set sail, deputies say Joshua was wearing a Captain Jack Sparrow costume.

They say Hensley was taking his paddle board out to Shell Island to watch the sunset.

However, deputies haven't found any evidence indicating Hensley made it to Shell Island. His paddle board was found by deputies Monday morning in King’s Bay near Pete’s Pier.

Park Rangers contacted on Sunday night after confirming that Henley’s vehicle remained parked in the Hunter Springs parking lot overnight.

According to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office he was found by Marine Unit Deputies in the waters of Kings Bay in Crystal River.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate the incident, and they will provide more information as it becomes available.