Missing swimmer's body identified

11:07 AM, Jul 30, 2012   |    comments
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WINTER HAVEN, Florida -- UPDATE: The Polk County Sheriff's Office has identified the missing swimmer as 25-year-old Eddie Lee Ricks from Lakeland.


 A Winter Haven man is dead after deputies say he jumped into Lake Eloise and disappeared.

A group of four adults were out on the lake in a boat Sunday evening, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The man, who has not been identified, reportedly dove into the water to cool off.

The sheriff's office says it will conduct a death investigation.

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