On Monday, August 9, at approximately 10:00 AM, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding a male found lying next to his boat in Round Lake located on the east side of Hwy 231 south of Alford, FL. Swimmers who arrived at the lake discovered the subject who was identified as 75-year-old Joseph John Lukasko, lying on his back next to the boat ramp. Witnesses stated that his body was submerged from the chest down in approximately one foot of water and his head was lying above the water on the concrete landing. Jackson County Fire Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced Lukasko deceased.
According to family members, Lukasko left home this morning around 6:30 AM, to go fishing at the lake. Lukasko spoke with his daughter on the telephone shortly after 7:00 AM. Lukasko’s vehicle and boat trailer were also located at the landing. Family members indicated that Mr. Lukasko did have several health problems.
The medical examiners office was contacted regarding the death and accepted jurisdiction of the body. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death. There were no signs of trauma observed to Lukasko’s body and foul play is not suspected at this time.