SARASOTA -- A Sarasota man died Friday night in a drowning accident, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s office reports.
Enrico Ingratta, 66, was found in cardiac arrest at about 6:45 p.m. in the 900 block of Beach Road on Siesta Key Beach.
Witnesses indicated that the victim went into the water and shortly thereafter appeared to go under without surfacing, a media release said. Several people saw Ingratta and assisted in bringing him to shore.
Lifeguards attempted to revive Ingratta, but were not successful, the release said. Ingratta was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and was pronounced dead.
There were no reports of rip currents or other water hazards at the time.