Man In Port Orange Who Died After Being Found Floating In Lake Identified

By on February 1, 2018 in WNDB News

Port Orange, FLUpdate:  The 64-year-old man who died after being found floating in a lake in Memorial Park in Port Orange has been identified as William Rader, according to Port Orange Police.

Rader was a transient and had no known address, police say. His death does not appear to be suspicious or criminal in nature, but attempts to contact Rader’s next-of-kin have been unsuccessful. Anyone who may have known Rader is urged to call Detective Thomas Yovanovich at 386-506-5897.

Earlier Reporting:

A 64-year-old man in Port Orange is dead after he was reported floating in a lake at Memorial Park, according to Port Orange police.

On Wednesday at around 3:56 PM, someone reported seeing the man’s body floating in the lake at the park located at 3801 Jackson St. in Port Orange. Port Orange police, Fire Rescue, and EVAC responded to the scene, and they were able to pull the man from the water.

The man was unresponsive when rescue teams pulled him from the water. The rescue teams were able to regain a pulse on the man, Port Orange police say. The man was taken to Halifax Health in Daytona, and he was pronounced dead at the hospital’s ER.

Detectives are still investigating the case. While the man has been identified, police are not releasing his name until next-of-kin can be notified.

If you have any information on the case, you are asked to call Detective Thomas Yovanovich at 386-506-5897. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477) or you can text your tip by texting “TIP231” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). You may be eligible for a reward up to $5,000.

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