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.