Perry woman with boating party of drowned man

The body of a Jacksonville man was found Tuesday in the St. Johns River, two days after he disappeared while boating with four others, one of whom is from Perry.

According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials, James Ricks Jr., 43, was operating the boat and on his way back to the Arlington Boat Ramp when he shut down the engine and jumped into the St. Johns River, near the mouth of the Ortega River.

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