Man found dead in waters off Fort Myers Beach
A man was found dead in the Gulf of Mexico on Fort Myers Beach late Tuesday afternoon, according to Fort Myers Beach Fire District sokesperson Ramon Looby.
“We received a 911 call around 4:40 p.m. yesterday afternoon, reporting someone possibly have a cardiac arrest or drowning on the beach behind Estero Beach Club at 2580 Estero Blvd,” he said “Firefighters went to the scene and found a man who was in the water around 200 yards off the shoreline and facedown.
“Firefighters then swam into the water to get to this individual. When they got to him, they gave him CPR but it was too late. He was showing signs that he was down to close to an hour.”
The cause of death is unclear at this time, he said.
The investigation was then turned over to the the Sheriff’s Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation.
The identity of the man has not yet been released pending notification of next of kin.