The drowning victim on Fort Myers Beach has been identified as Ronald Edward Wilks, 47, of Lehigh Acres, the Lee County Sheriff's Office reports.
Swimmer dies on Fort Myers Beach
A man died Sunday afternoon on Fort Myers Beach, the Lee County Sheriff's Office reports.
The unidentified man was pronounced dead about 6 p.m. Sunday on the beach behind DiamondHead Resort.
The Sheriff's Office received a call around 5:45 p.m. regarding a missing person that had gone swimming. As the deputies were responding to the call, another call was received regarding a person being found unconscious and not breathing on the beach.
Paramedics arrived to give the man first aid, but after a thorough effort by EMS, the man was pronounced dead, according to the Sheriff's Office.