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AUTHORITIES SAY A MAN WAS FOUND DEAD ON A BOAT RAMP AT HATHAWAY PARK IN PUNTA GORDA YESTERDAY.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THE NAME OF THE 66 YEAR OLD MAN IS BEING WITHHELD PENDING NOTIFICATION OF THE NEXT OF KIN.  DEPUTIES WERE CALLED JUST AFTER 10:30AM AFTER A 9-1-1 CALLER SPOTTED THE MAN LYING ON A BOAT RAMP IN THE PARK, WHICH IS LOCATED OFF OF WASHINGTON LOOP ROAD.  SHERIFF’S SPOKESMAN BOB CARPENTER SAID THE MAN APPARENTLY WAS AT THE PARK FISHING EARLIER IN THE DAY AND THERE WERE NO SIGNS OF A STRUGGLE.  HE ALSO SAID NOTHING WAS FOUND THAT WOULD INDICATE A SUSPICIOUS DEATH.