Man, 68, dies after rescue from Lakewood Ranch hot tub

HERALD STAFF REPORTNovember 17, 2013 

MANATEE -- A 68-year-old man was found unresponsive in a community hot tub in Lakewood Ranch at noon Sunday and was pronounced dead at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center 20 minutes later, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

A sheriff's office report states that the victim was pulled from the hot tub, in the 5600 block of Esplanade Boulevard, by a witness who also started cardiac pulmonary resuscitation.

The CPR continued all the way to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center where the victim could not be revived, according to the report.

The report does not indicate the cause of death or if the death was suspicious in any way.

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