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MAN CHARGED IN DEADLY KAYAK INCIDENT IN DESTIN

MAN CHARGED IN DEADLY KAYAK INCIDENT IN DESTIN — Steve Taylor

Pensacola, FL (NewsRadio 92-3) — A Santa Rosa Beach man is in jail for multiple charges following a deadly kayak incident in Destin Harbor. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested Hans Erik Junghann for trespassing and larceny. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed Junghann was the man with 32-year-old Bethany Grace Newman on February 11, the night she went missing. Officials found Newman’s body in the harbor the next morning. Junghann told the FWC that he and Newman went kayaking after dark, and said a large boat came through and Newman’s kayak overturned in its wake. Junghann said he made it to safety on pylons behind Harbor Docks Restaurant and could not find Newman. The Destin Harbor is a no-wake zone. Junghann is being held in the Okaloosa County Jail without bond. He has been booked into Okaloosa County Jail 15 times starting in 2003

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