Swimmer drowns near Lake Worth beach park

Posted Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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A fire department dive team recovered the body of a man who disappeared while swimming Tuesday evening at Casino Beach Park on Lake Worth, a fire official said.

Authorities had not released the name of the victim.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the lake shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the park on a report of a drowning.

Witnesses told firefighters that the 27-year-old victim was racing to a buoy a short distance away from the beach.

“He made it to the buoy and was headed back when he began to struggle,” said fire Capt. Tom Crow on Wednesday. “He went under and never came up.”

It took the dive team less than an hour to find the body of the victim, Crow said.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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