Marco Island drowning investigation

Posted at 4:52 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 16:52:52-05

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. -- A 68-year-old woman has died off the coast of South Beach on Macro Island, due to possible drowning. 

Marco Island Police and Fire Rescue Departments were dispatched to the South Beach access area at 2:40pm for a medical call. Patrol and Marine officers arrived on scene at 2:45pm and found a possible drowning. 

Bystanders had assisted the husband of the 68-year-old woman in his efforts to pull her from the water. 

Police officers began CPR and she was transported to Physical Regional Hospital by Marco Island Fire and Collier EMS where she was pronounced dead. 

The woman's name is not being released at this time until out of state kin has been notified. The decedent was a part-time resident of Ohio and Florida.