Freak accident leaves landscaper dead
VENICE - The accident happened at the Lakes of Capri Condo Complex at 1100 Capri Isles Boulevard just before 9 AM.
Investigators say, while operating a riding mower, a 34-year-old man got too close to the edge of the lake where there was an incline and the mower flipped on top of him, pinning him under water.
The victim's co-workers discovered the mower in the lake but initially believed he had safely got out of the water.
Once on scene, fire medics found a mower upside down in a lake at the complex with a man trapped underneath in four feet of water. They pronounced him dead at Venice Regional Bayfront Health.