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Man drowns in Sarasota Bay near Centennial Park & 10th Street boat ramp

Posted at 3:30 PM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 07:09:53-04

SARASOTA, Fla.-- A man drowned Wednesday in Sarasota Bay.

Two men were swimming in the area of Centennial Park and the 10th Street Boat ramp for an unknown period of time.  A passing boat saw the men in distress and called 911.

When officers arrived around 12:15 p.m. they found the two men.  One was alive.  The other was dead.

Detectives believe the drowning is accidental.

The victim is in his mid-50s.