COCOA BEACH POLICE: Man Dies of Injuries In Hospital After Possible Drowning Incident Near Lori Wilson Park
By Space Coast Daily // July 2, 2023
POLICE: VICTIM IDENTIFIED AS Ronald Lewis Bailey Jr., 66, of Orlando
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Ronald Lewis Bailey Jr., 66, of Orlando succumbed to his injuries at the hospital after being removed from the ocean near Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach.
“At 7:01 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, Cocoa Beach emergency responders were dispatched and responded to Lori Wilson Park, 1500 North Atlantic Avenue Cocoa Beach in response to a possible drowning,” said Cocoa Beach Police Detective Sergeant Thomas Cooper in a release.
“Upon arrival, several citizens were in the process of removing a white male from the ocean. Law Enforcement was able to fully remove the victim from the water and life saving measures were initiated. The victim was immediately transported to a local area hospital.”
Sgt. Cooper said upon the Bailey’s arrival at the hospital, and despite further medical intervention, the victim succumbed to his injury.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Sgt. Cooper at the Cocoa Beach Police Department at 321-868-3251.