FWC identifies body found in Gulf Breeze

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission has confirmed the identity of a Milton kayaker whose body washed ashore Dec. 18 near Peake’s Point Road in Gulf Breeze.

FWC Investigator Sulin Schafer said the body of David Rohan, 67, of the 2200 block of Tidewater Drive in Milton, was recovered  miles downstream from where his abandoned kayak was located in Blackwater Bay.

Schafer said it is unknown how Rohan became separated from the kayak. She said a life jacket was wrapped around Rohan’s arm and likely kept his body afloat and drifting in currents which led into Pensacola Bay. Schafer does not suspect foul play.

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