James Dixon, 34, died after swamp buggy sank in a Manatee County Pond

MYAKKA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a man died after his homemade swamp buggy sank in a Manatee County pond.

A sheriff's office press release says 34-year-old James Dixon was riding the swamp buggy Saturday night with several other people when the driver went into the pond. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that while sinking, the buggy capsized and all of the passengers except for Dixon were able to get out.

Dixon's body was recovered from the pond by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office Dive Team.
 

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