Missing boater's body found in bay

- A body pulled from the water near Ruskin last night has been identified as a missing boater.

The US Coast Guard Southeast tweeted about the discovery around 10:30 p.m.:

Friday morning, they said a Good Samaritan was about two-and-a-half miles southwest of MacDill Air Force Base when they first spotted the body and radioed the Coast Guard.

Crews arrived a short time later, and have since confirmed that the body was found in the same area where they launched and later suspended a search for missing boater Chief Petty Officer Kenneth Reginald Gates.

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