Volusia County

Tampa man staying at Ormond Beach hotel found dead in possible drowning

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. — Volusia County lifeguards said a Tampa man was found dead in the ocean in Ormond Beach on Wednesday.

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Lifeguards said they were called for an apparent drowning near the Traders Inn Beach Club.


Officials said the 69-year-old man was found floating in the water around 8:30 a.m.

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He was staying at one of the hotels in the area and had told his wife he was going for a swim about 15 minutes before he was found dead.

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Officials are not sure if his death was due to rough surf, a medical issue or trauma.

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