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Fisherman drowns in waters off peace park

(DPS) — On Friday, July 14, 2017 at about 10 p.m., police responded to Eloy S. Inos Peace Park regarding a missing fisherman.

Police met with witnesses and learned that the fisherman described as a local male, age 26, started fishing with another local male at 8 p.m. in the ocean west of the park.

Later the victim’s partner could not locate the victim and swam to shore asking for help.   Police were contacted and the Department of Public Safety launched the Zodiac II rescue boat which found the victim’s body floating in the area at 1:31 a.m. early Saturday morning, July 15, 2017.

The victim was transported to Commonwealth Health Center emergency room where he was pronounced dead by Dr. Florence Shenker at 1:55 a.m. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.