Man On Paddle Board Dies After Falling In Lake Minnehaha

Man On Paddle Board Dies After Falling In Lake Minnehaha

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LAKE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Ronald Sikorski, 29, of Orlando, was paddle boarding on Lake Minnehaha near Clermont in Lake County when he fell off the board around 6:10 p.m.. He started calling out to his friends for help while trying to get back to his paddle board.

According to witnesses, a kayaker and swimmer, both friends of the victim,  got to him but just as they did he, went underwater and did not come up. They both tried to find him but the water is dark and they were unable to.

The victim was not wearing a life jacket. Lake County Sheriff's Office and the FWC searched for the man and recovered his body around 8:40 p.m.. He was taken to South Lake Hospital where he pronounced dead. The FWC is investigating the cause of the accident.

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