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Wheelchair-bound man found dead, face down in flood waters in Manatee County

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 16:00:44-04

A 61-year-old man was pronounced dead after he was found face down in flood waters in Manatee County on Sunday evening.

The body was found on the 6900 block of 44th Court East in Ellenton, Florida.

The man’s wheelchair was tipped over on the roadway and he was under six inches of water, according to a news release.

Deputies and EMS tried to revive the man, but they were unsuccessful, officials said.

Manatee County deputies said there was no signs of foul play.

The identity of the victim has not been released.