CLEARWATER, Florida -- The identity of the 47-year-old man who died following a medical incident on Clearwater Beach on Saturday, Aug. 31 has been released.
The City of Clearwater says lifeguards saw Samuel Gonzalez-Cruz fall down while standing in waist-high water. He was reportedly unconscious and breathing very shallow by the time lifeguards made it to the sandbar he was standing on.
He was brought to shore where emergency crews performed CPR, however, he couldn't be revived and was pronounced dead at Largo Medical Center.
Cruz's exact cause of death is not known but he reportedly has a history of heart-related issues.