Man who drowned in waters off Melbourne Beach identified

Ezekial Brown, 20, identified as man who drowned Sunday


MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. – Officials identified a man who drowned in the waters near Spessard Holland North Beach Park in Melbourne Beach Sunday as Ezekial Brown, 20, of Winter Springs.

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office said Brown and his girlfriend were in the ocean for about 20 minutes when they decided to go farther from shore, but as they swam further, they began to be pulled out further into the ocean.

The girlfriend was able to make it back to shore, but Brown disappeared under the water. He was found  dead about two hours later by Ocean Rescue personnel.

Officials said the incident remains under investigation.

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