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Man dies after jumping in water after dog

Tarpon Springs, Florida -- FWC officials say a Largo man died after he reportedly jumped off his 27-foot boat Tuesday afternoon north of Three Rooker Island to save his dog which fell, or jumped, overboard.

FWC officials say after an extensive search Isam Rizkallah's body was found floating in the water. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Coast Guard officials say watchstanders were notified by a good Samaritan who reported seeing the man jump into the water and not resurface.

There was never a second person that was also in the water in connection with this incident, contrary to previous reports. There is no word on the dog.



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