Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Melbourne Police ID Man Who Drowned In River



MELBOURNE, Florida -- The Melbourne Police Department has identified the man reported missing today during a fishing outing from the Eau Gallie Causeway Bridge in Melbourne, Florida.


The man's body was later recovered in the Indian River near the Eau Gallie Causeway Bridge where he was last seen by a friend.


The man was identified as 31-year-old Richard Paul Tarpey III of Indian Harbour Beach, Florida.


The Brevard County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Coast Guard, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission assisted the Melbourne Police Department in the search operation for Tarpey this morning.


The incident is still under investigation and the cause of death is yet to be determined.



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