Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Searchers find missing UCF student’s body

`The body of a graduate student who disappeared in the ocean Thursday while trying to capture a 300-pound green sea turtle was found floating Monday near Sebastian Inlet, about a half-mile south of where he was last seen grabbing onto the back of the giant reptile.

Brevard County sheriff’s Detective Gary Harrell said Boyd Lyon’s body was spotted from a helicopter about 11:30 a.m. 300 yards off the coast. The body yielded no clues as to what happened to the 37-year-old research student who had found a niche in the “hand capture” of male sea turtles.

“There’s no indication to suggest what happened to him,” Harrell said.’

followup to Man Missing After Pulled Into Ocean By Turtle.

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