The body of 43 year old Joshua Hensley also known as ‘Captain Jack’ was recovered by Marine Unit Deputies in the waters of Kings Bay in Crystal River.

Hensley, who was the owner and designer of Big Foot Paddle Boards, was last seen by Park Rangers at 6:30 pm on Saturday, September 14th, as he launched his paddle board at Hunter Springs Park.

Hensley was known to enjoy taking his paddle board out to Shell Island to watch the sunset.

According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies have not found any evidence indicating Hensley made it to Shell Island; however, his paddle board was found by deputies Sunday morning in King’s Bay near Pete’s Pier.

Park Rangers contacted CCSO at approximately 9:00 pm on Sunday, September 15th, after growing concerned that Henley’s vehicle had remained in the Hunter Springs parking lot overnight.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident, and we will provide more information as it becomes available.


Editor’s note: We offer our deepest condolences to Joshua’s family and friends in this difficult time. “Captain Jack” was a beloved figure in the community and will be missed.