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Connecticut man drowns at Marco Island's Mackle Park

FOX 4 Staff

Connecticut man drowns at Marco Island's Mackle Park

CREATED Jan. 29, 2013

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - A 61-year-old Connecticut man drowned Monday at Mackle Park on Marco Island.

First responders arrived just before 5 p.m. after receiving a report about a man swimming in the lake.  Two witnesses say they spotted a swimmer in distress and tried to rescue him.

Witnesses say Dean Pfeil using a remote control boat on the lake when it got stuck.  Pfeil swam out to retrieve the boat and disappeared in the murky waters.

It took almost a half hour to find Pfeil.  He was taken to Physicians Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Marco Island Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding Pfeil's death.

 

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