South County Park Jet Skier Dies

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission now investigating. Name not officially released. Palm Beach County Medical Examiner investigating just one male death from Thursday: Joel De Leon.

The ambulance transporting the drowning victim to an area hospital moments after he was pulled from the lake. The victim was later pronounced dead.

The ambulance transporting the drowning victim to an area hospital moments after he was pulled from the lake. The victim was later pronounced dead.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Commission confirms to BocaNewsNow.com that the victim of the Jet Ski accident Thursday in South County Regional Park has died. While no name is being released, the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner is investigating only one male death from Thursday: Joel DeLeon.

Rescuers rushed to one of the southern-most lakes in the park around 3pm Thursday following reports of a jet skier who drowned. Officials say the man was apparently with his jet ski on the shore when the jet ski drifted into the water. The man swam after the jet ski but never resurfaced. Nearly an hour later the victim was pulled from the murky lake and transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

While the park borders the Everglades and is the frequent scene of Florida’s wildlife, there is no suggestion that an alligator was involved.

Here is one of the Facebook posts posted about Joel DeLeon:

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The victim is officially identified as a 25 year old male. Here is a photograph of Joel DeLeon, from Facebook:

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Joel DeLeon, courtesy Facebook.

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