Teen dies after drowning off Boca Grande

Posted at 4:45 PM, Jul 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-18 13:26:38-04

A teenage boy was rescued after he drowned off Boca Grande Saturday, the Boca Grande Fire Department said.

Family and friends confirmed that 15-year-old Gody Marcelin, a student athlete at Port Charlotte High School died while on a boating trip with members from his church group.

Fire crews recovered the teen from the waters after he was submerged by a strong current. They tried resuscitating him, but it was too late.

It is not clear how long Gody Marcelin had been in the water before crews arrived to the scene.

He was later taken into the care of Lee County EMS, Charlotte County Fire Officials say.


Family, friends and classmates came together at Port Charlotte High School on Sunday to remember the beloved teen.

Family members of Gody have set up a Gofundme page that will go towards his burial.