Mother, Son Found Dead in North Florida Lake

GUILFORD, Fla. (AP) — The body of a north Florida man was pulled from Palestine Lake three days after he and his mother went missing during a fishing trip.

Union County authorities say 53-year-old Norris Demeritte was found Tuesday. The body of 74-year-old Emma Kelly was found on Sunday.

The Gainesville Sun reports that the pair often went fishing on the lake, which is south of Lake City. Authorities found the boat Sunday morning. It did not appear to have overturned.

Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission pulled Demeritte’s body from the center of the lake. The water is estimated to be less than 8-feet deep.

Authorities are awaiting autopsies from the medical examiner’s office in Gainesville. An investigation continues, though foul play is not suspected.

Source: Gainesville Sun, Associated Press