MANATEE -- The body of a man was found floating this morning in Lake Bayshore, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Detectives said it appeared the man had drowned, but they were waiting for representatives from the medical examiner's office before removing the body from the lake, which is north of Cortez Road, between 14th and 26th streets west and is surrounded by condominiums and apartments.
A maintenance man found the body shortly after 10 a.m, according to detectives.
As of 11 a.m., the body was still in the water face down. Detectives said there were no obvious signs of trauma on the body.