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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 11:32 am | Updated: 10:10 pm, Tue Apr 30, 2013.

MANATEE COUNTY - Authorities are investigating the death of a man found floating near a parasailing business.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, at around 9 a.m. Tuesday employees of Yolo Parasail off Cortez Road found a 70-year-old man floating along their sea wall. He was trapped partially between a piling and the sea wall.

The initial investigation shows no evidence of foul play and it’s believed the victim, David S. Gidley, fell off the wall Monday evening.

The man parked his golf cart near the location where he was found.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. The identity of victim will be released when family is notified.

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