4-Year-Old, Grandfather Drown in Panhandle River

Officials say the deaths appear to be accidental.

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    Authorities say a 4-year-old girl and her grandfather have drowned in the Apalachicola River in Florida's Panhandle.

    The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office says the family of Eugene Jacobs and his granddaughter Alayha Jacobs contacted authorities Thursday evening when the pair failed to return from a fishing trip.

    Deputies found Eugene Jacobs' fishing boat tied to his houseboat with fishing lines still in the water.

    A boater found the girl's body soon after. The grandfather's body was found Friday.

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    The sheriff's office says the deaths appear to be accidental and there is no evidence of foul play.

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