A man was killed when the construction equipment he was operating fell into a lake in Bonita Springs.
According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the equipment, similar to a small front-end loader, called a skid steer, fell into a lake along Imperial Parkway just north of Bonita Springs High School.
Bonita Fire District said a heavy rescue fire truck and jaws of life were used in an attempt to save 68-year-old Carl Glidden Jr. Several LCSO deputies and Bonita firefighters went into the water for rescue.
The initial 911 call came in just after 2:15 p.m. on Thursday.
This is a confirmed death investigation and Major Crimes Unit detectives along with OSHA are working on the investigation. OSHA is involved with the investigation because the death happened at a worksite.