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Accident victim passes away

By Staff | Jun 16, 2011

A Cape Coral man who was removed from a vehicle submerged in a Cape Coral canal Tuesday morning has passed away.
Officials confirmed Thursday that James Brown, 58, of 5019 Sands Blvd., died at the Cape Coral Hospital, where he was taken after the incident.
At about 10 a.m. Tuesday, a boater called 911 and stated that a vehicle was in a canal near 3804 Surfside Blvd. with people possibly inside. Emergency crews arrived and Brown was removed from the vehicle, a white 1996 Ford SUV.
Brown had been trapped inside the Ford as it sank to the bottom.
CPR was performed on Brown on the roof of the Ford before Brown was moved to the shore, according to Lt. Tony Sizemore, spokesman for the Cape police. Brown was revived, then transported to the Cape hospital.
Officials could not say Thursday when Brown had passed away.