“I had some good Samaritans in their own vessels in the area who were helping, as well,” Marine Rescue chief Joseph Westerman said. “West Manatee Fire Rescue put a couple of their guys in the water and we started a combined effort, grid search. Within two dives he was able to pull out the man.”
Paramedics tried to revive Milton, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Manatee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman David Bristow said he believes Milton was homeless, the Herald reports.