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Florida man reported missing from holiday party found dead

July 6, 2018

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man reported missing from a Fourth of July beach party has been found dead.

The Northwest Florida Daily News reports 20-year-old Pethiley Deusete Lopez Maximo’s body was found Thursday morning by a dive team near the Marler Bridge in Destin. An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office release says Maximo couldn’t swim and had been attending a Fourth of July beach party with friends. He was last seen Wednesday night near the bridge.

Coast Guard and sheriff’s office crews searched for Maximo by air and water that night. The cause of death won’t be officially determined until an autopsy is completed, but officials say it’s likely Maximo drowned.

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Information from: Northwest Florida Daily News (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.), http://www.nwfdailynews.com

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