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11/28 FLORIDA BRIEFS: Teen killed in watercraft collision

EUSTIS -- A 14-year-old boy was killed Sunday in a collision of two personal watercraft on a central Florida lake.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission told the Orlando Sentinel the accident happened Sunday afternoon on Lake Joanna in Eustis, about 35 miles northwest of Orlando.

Four teenagers were out on the lake together. One vessel was speeding toward the other when they both veered in the same direction and collided head-on.

Nicholas Polk of Mount Dora died later from his injuries. The other teens weren’t injured.

Coast Guard calls off search for man

RIVIERA BEACH -- The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday for a man reported missing after he was last seen wading in the water about 2 p.m. Saturday.

Petty Officer Ryan Cantu said Sunday that it was unclear whether the man, described as a 49-year-old visitor, was in fact swept out to sea from a Singer Island beach.

After failing to find any sign on the man late Saturday, the Coast Guard resumed the hunt early Sunday.

Dangerous drugs stolen from paramedics recovered

WEST PALM BEACH -- Palm Beach County authorities have recovered a stolen box of medications that included some highly dangerous drugs.

The box was returned Sunday. It had been stolen Saturday from a fire rescue vehicle in West Palm Beach. Further details were not immediately available.

Authorities mystified by fish kill in Estero Bay

NAPLES -- Authorities are trying to figure out what is killing a particular kind of fish in a southwest Florida Bay.

Mullet are dying in Estero Bay but so far scientists haven’t been able to figure out why. They started washing ashore in large numbers over the weekend.

Researchers told the Naples Daily News it could be some type of red tide, a type of algae that kills fish.

What’s mystifying is that only mullet seem to be affected.

-- Herald wire services

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