Cocoa Beach police identify man who drowned near Ron Jon Surf Shop


COCOA BEACH, Fla. – Emergency responders received calls just after 8 p.m. Friday after a man was spotted face down in the ocean near Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach.

Police on Monday identified the drowning victim as 37-year-old Samee Karajagi of Cocoa Beach, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.

Bystanders initially pulled Karajagi from the water near Palm Lane, attempting to administer CPR. Responding EMTs were also unable to revive Karajagi. 

The death happened just a few blocks south of the Brevard County Ocean Rescue lifeguard zone located at Shepard Park. Lifeguards were off-duty at the time. 

It is unknown whether surf conditions played a role in the man's death. Rip current activity in the county was sporadic and ocean lifeguards made no rescues Friday.