Orange County authorities say a body found in a central Florida lake is that of 22-year-old Christopher Mayo of Orlando, who drowned after the stolen canoe in which he and two brothers were riding capsized.
When a rescuer who heard the men screaming reached them he only found the brothers — Robert Geib, 15, and Edward Geib, 17 — in the water.
It took about 12 hours for a dive team to locate Mayo's body in Lake Waunatta. Crews worked to recover the body Friday afternoon.
According to authorities, the men were drinking alcohol before they took a fiberglass canoe from a home on the east side of the lake. About 200 feet offshore the vessel tipped, and Mayo, who was not a strong swimmer, drowned in water four-to-six feet deep, Deputy Carlos Padilla, a sheriff's spokesman, told the Orlando Sentinel.
The Geib brothers will likely not face charges because the canoe’s owner decided not to prosecute, Padilla told the Sentinel.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.