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Hillsborough authorities identify homeless man who drowned in small pond

TAMPA — Authorities have identified a homeless man who drowned early Friday morning in a small pond near Fletcher Avenue and 15th Street, authorities said.

The victim was Jose Francisco Robles, 55.

Witnesses said Robles had been drinking before he decided to go for a swim with his clothes on, the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office said.

A caller notified authorities at 8:42 a.m. after Robles failed to resurface, officials said.

A Hillsborough County sheriff's dive team recovered the man's body.

Hillsborough authorities identify homeless man who drowned in small pond 09/24/10 [Last modified: Friday, September 24, 2010 1:54pm]

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