Crews call off search of lake

Crews call off search of lake

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ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Emergency crews from Seminole County have called off a search of an area lake after reports of a missing person proved to be untrue.

Witnesses told authorities that a man riding on a personal recreational watercraft on Lake Destiny was thrown into the water and did not surface. The incident was reported around 5:30 p.m.

Authorities said the witnesses mistakenly thought a person was thrown into the water when they spotted an unattended watercraft in the lake.  They now believe the watercraft broke free of its moorings and drifted into the middle of the lake.

The lake is located west of Interstate 4 and north of Maitland Blvd. just off of N. Lake Destiny Road.  It straddles the Maitland-Altamonte Springs border, but the area being searched is the northern portion located in Seminole County.

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