The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after an unconscious man was found Tuesday at Port Manatee and later pronounced dead.
At about 9:30 a.m., deputies responded to a report that someone was unconscious at Port Manatee. Christopher Neely, 33, of Palm Bay, was found next to a semi-truck. Deputies said Neely was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
It’s believed Neely fell from the truck and hit his head on the pavement, according to a release.
An autopsy will be performed to determine if Neely suffered a medical ailment before he fell or it was an accidental fall.