A 74-year old golfer has tragically died in Florida while searching for his golf ball in a pond according to Pinellas County Sheriff’s office.
Police rescue teams recovered the body of 74-year-old golfer Milo Jazmines at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, some 20 miles from Tampa.
When authorities arrived on the scene, they first saw his golf cart parked on the path by the 3rd green with his putter lying on the ground near a pond. They later dispatched their dive team, which then “located Jazmines submerged in the water near his putter.”
Authorities believe that Jazmines fell into the water as he was searching for his golf ball and then drowned.
“According to investigators, 74-year-old Hermilo Jazmines and a friend were playing golf at the East Lake Woodlands Country Club,” read a statement from Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
“At about 7:37AM, Jazmines teed off at hole number three and was last seen looking for his ball near the green. Jazmines’ golf cart was parked on the cart path and his putter was found lying on the ground near the water.
“Deputies searched the nearby wooded area and assisted Oldsmar Fire Department in searching the edge of the pond. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office dive team responded and located Jazmines submerged in the water near his putter. He was pronounced deceased on scene.”
Police say his death does not appear suspicious.
According to friends of Jazmines, who was born and raised in the Philippines, he liked to search the golf course for lost balls.