SARASOTA -- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is investigating the case of a body discovered in the Gulf of Mexico.
At approximately 2 p.m. Sunday, members of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit, Sarasota County Fire Department and Sarasota Police Department responded to an area off Lido Key where a body was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico.
"The victim was transported to the 10th Street boat ramp, where he was pronounced deceased," a release states.
According to the sheriff's office, the victim is described as a white male in his 50s with shoulder-length hair. The investigation continues as detectives try to identify the man and notify his next of kin.
Detectives are asking the public to contact Criminal Investigations at 861-4900 if they think they know who the victim could be or if they have any information in this case.