A large police presence responded to the banks of a Cape Coral canal after a man was found drowned, and now detectives are investigating what happened.
Cape Coral police have identified the man and are working on notifying the next of kin, as of Wednesday.
A Cape Coral police public information officer confirmed that the man was found drowned in the water.
WINK News spoke with a neighbor who saw the man’s body floating in the water, which was an experience of deja vu for him.
“He was face down in the canal and his shoes are sticking up. He looked like 35-40 years old,” said Anthony Fargnoli, a neighbor who lives nearby. “I saw another one 12 years ago down by my house. Same thing, a dead body in a canal. This is the second one I’ve seen so far since I’ve been living here. I’d seen one 12 years ago, behind my home, I live two houses down”
Fargnoli called it a weird coincidence, but he isn’t worried because it’s still rare in his neighborhood.
The extensive canal section was blocked with police tape along Santa Barbara Boulevard and Southeast Eleventh Terrace on Tuesday at around 5 p.m. At least five police cars were spotted.