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Man found dead in car in Glades canal

Posted at 8:37 AM, Dec 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-22 18:47:21-05

A man was found dead in a vehicle in a canal near Paul Rardin Park in Pahokee on Friday night, Palm Beach Fire Rescue said.

At 11:10 p.m., crews responded to reports of a vehicle in water near the intersection of State Road 715 and Old Vandergrift Road.

A vehicle was found upside down in the water.

Rescue divers located one victim inside the vehicle. The person was brought to shore and, on evaluation, paramedics determined that the victim was deceased.

The victim was identified as 53-year-old Maurice Cromer of Belle Glade.

The scene has been turned over to Palm Beach Sheriff's Office for investigation.