Police have launched an investigation into what they called an apparent drowning and closed a Sarasota boat ramp after a woman’s body was found there Friday afternoon.
Sarasota police officers were called to investigate a woman in the water near the 10th Street boat ramp at Centennial Park, 1059 N. Tamiami Trail just before 2:15 p.m. Friday, according to department spokeswoman Genevieve Judge.
When officers arrived, they found a woman dead. Detectives are responding to the scene to investigate the apparent drowning, according to police. A medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death.
Police had earlier said the body was that of a man but later corrected that information.
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The boat ramp will be closed during the investigation. Police asked boaters to use the boat ramp at Ken Thompson Park until the 10th Street ramp can be reopened.