Florida man drowns in pond, presumably looking for lost golf ball

Tim Schmitt
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A Florida man who was searching for a golf ball around a pond was found dead earlier this week.

Police rescue teams recovered the body of a 74-year-old golfer, Milo Jazmines, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, at East Lake Woodlands Country Club just 20 miles from Tampa. The incident happened on Sunday.

The man hit his tee shot off at the third hole and was last seen “looking for his ball near the green,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

“Jazmines’ golf cart was parked on the cart path and his putter was found lying on the ground near the water.”

Police later found his golf cart on the path and his putter near the pond.

Soon after, divers found the man in the pond, not far from where the putter was located. Authorities believe he fell into the water and drowned. Police say his death does not appear suspicious

Friends of Jazmines, who was born and raised in the Philippines, said he liked to search the golf course for lost balls.