Body found floating in pond at Mandarin apartment

Cause of young man's death unclear, Jacksonville police say

By Corley Peel - Reporter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla - The body of a young man was found Tuesday evening floating in a retention pond at the Coopers Hawk apartment complex on Old St. Augustine Road, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Investigators were sent to the apartment complex at about 7:30 p.m. Both the Sheriff's Office and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department were called to investigate a reported drowning.

The young man was found face down in the pond, police said. He was not identified, but he was believed to be between 15 to 20 years old.

The cause of death was not immediately clear, the Sheriff's Office said.

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