‘It’s him’: James Hurst’s remains identified on sunken Fort Myers Beach boat

Writer: Matthew Seaver
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The human remains found on a sunken boat Friday and investigated by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office have been identified.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, 72-year-old James Denny Hurst’s remains were discovered on Friday.

Hurst’s daughter also confirmed the news on Twitter on Sunday, saying only, “It’s Official. It’s him.”

Hurst’s remains were found on a sailboat named “Good Girl” behind Salty Sams on Fort Myers Beach.

Divers investigating the Good Girl sailboat underwater at Salty Sam’s Marina. (Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

LCSO said the boat is where Hurst was last known to have been during Hurricane Ian.

Hurst was the last unaccounted person from Fort Myers Beach in the wake of Hurricane Ian.

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