19-Year-Old Man Drowns Off Sarasota

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a 19-year-old who went missing while swimming off Lido Key Beach.

A Sarasota police dive team pulled the body from the water Sunday after it was spotted by a search helicopter

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports witnesses saw the man swimming off of Lido Key Beach Saturday evening. They say he appeared to be distressed before slipping under the water.

The newspaper reports the area he was swimming — called Big Pass — is known for tidal currents. That’s the rush of water to and from land when the tides shift. On Saturday, high tide was a 5:17. He was seen swimming about 6:30 p.m.

Sarasota County’s lifeguard manager Scott Montgomery says signs warn swimmers of the dangers.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

Kids Rock Science presented by Tampa Bay Water - A STEM Event at MOSIClick here to inquire about becoming our STEM sponsor!
Gasparilla 2017: Invasion, Pirates, Parade & Parking By The NumbersAs the January 28th, 2017 Gasparilla Pirate Festival nears, the pirates are preparing for one crazy invasion. Here is a look at this year's festival by the numbers.

Listen Live