18-year-old dies fishing in Melbourne
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18-year-old dies fishing in Melbourne
ABOVE: A look at today’s other headlines A Melbourne teenager has died after accidentally falling on a fishing trip, police say. Melbourne police say 18-year-old Wyatt Johns left his home on Monday evening to go fishing in the United States. 1 bridge north of Spiller Street. Officials believe Johns climbed the railing in order to fish the Eau Gallie River below the bridge. Investigators believe that when he tried to climb onto the bridge, he fell 15 feet lower. When family members noticed Johns was missing, they sent the police to check the bridge where he often fished and his body was discovered. Foul play is not suspected.
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A Melbourne teenager has died after an accidental fall while on a fishing trip, police say.
Melbourne police say 18-year-old Wyatt Johns left his home on Monday evening to go fishing off the US-1 bridge north of Spiller Street.
Officials believe Johns climbed the railing in order to fish the Eau Gallie River below the bridge. Investigators believe that when he tried to climb onto the bridge, he fell 15 feet lower.
When family members noticed Johns was missing, they sent the police to check the bridge where he often fished and his body was discovered.
Foul play is not suspected.