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FWC: Missing boater found dead on Lake Iamonia

Boater identified as Huey Calhoun
Posted at 2:40 PM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 06:34:39-05

LEON COUNTY , Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission says the boater who went missing on Lake Iamonia last week was found dead on Thursday.

Authorities had been searching for 57-year-old Huey Calhoun since Jan.29.

They say Calhoun went missing after a boating incident on Lake Iamonia.

"Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time," said Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

The incident remains under investigation.


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is still searching for boater missing on Lake Iamonia.

Monday, volunteers used their own boats to help Jefferson County deputies and the FWC search the lake for 57-year-old. Huey-Calhoun, who authorities say was fishing alone out on the lake.

His boat was found empty on Wednesday.

Captain Charles Wood says he's hopeful that the increased amount of searchers will help find Calhoun soon.

Helicopters are also assisting in the search and a dive team is on standby.

A FWC spokesperson says Calhoun is from Meiggs, Ga. As of last check, crews still have not found the man.

If anyone has info that could help, call the Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922


The Leon County sheriff's is helping the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation search for a boater who went missing near Lake Iamonia in northern Leon County.

The search started after the boater's son reported him missing on Wednesday morning.

When ABC 27 first arrived on scene three boats out on the lake looking for that boater.

Since then other people from the community have come to help look with their own personal boats.

Officials have found the boat of the missing person but they are still searching for the boater.

They have not yet released that person's name.

Leon County deputies and Tallahassee police are currently working the scene.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC 27 for updates.