Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Identifies Drowning Victim, Continues Investigation

By  //  May 31, 2016

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Ezekial Brown, 20, identified as victim

Ezekial Brown, 20, of Winter Springs, has been identified by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office as the man who drown on Sunday afternoon near Spessard Holland Park in Melbourne Beach. (BCSO image)

Ezekial Brown, 20, of Winter Springs, has been identified by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office as the man who drown on Sunday afternoon near Spessard Holland Park in Melbourne Beach. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Ezekial Brown, 20, of Winter Springs, has been identified by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office as the man who drown on Sunday afternoon near Spessard Holland Park in Melbourne Beach.

According to Cpl. Dave Jacobs of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to Spessard Holland Park, located at 2525 S. Highway A1A in Melbourne Beach, in response to an accidental drowning.

“The initial investigation has determined 20-year-old Ezekial Brown, of Winter Springs, and his girlfriend, were swimming in the ocean for approximately 20 minutes when they decided to go farther from shore,” said Cpl. Jacobs.

“As they continued swimming, it appeared they were being pulled further out into the ocean. Brown’s girlfriend was able to make it to shore with the assistance of a friend, and Brown disappeared under the water.”

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Brown was found dead about two hours later by Ocean Rescue personnel near the area where he was last seen going under the water.

The incident is under investigation and appears to be accidental in nature, according to Cpl. Jacobs.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please call Agent Wayne Simock with the Homicide Unit via the Sheriff’s Communications Center at 321-633-7162, or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). You can also visit Crimeline.org, or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637). All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.

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