UPDATE: Early morning accident on Pratt Whitney Road was accidental

PALM BEACH COUNTY — On Monday, Dec. 19, Detectives learned that the victim, Peter Kubeck, 48, of Palm Springs, was operating a front end loader when it veered, off bank, causing the machine to slide sideways down the canal bank and flip upside down into the canal.

It is unknown how long the machine and driver were in the canal. PBC Fire Rescue personnel located the victim after an exhaustive search of the canal.

Once located the male was taken to Palms West Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The manner of death will be determined by an autopsy.

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