Cause of death for Vero man was drowning

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The cause of death for a man whose body was found in a south county pond has been ruled as a drowning, according to deputies.

The body of Thomas Hare, 76, of Vero Beach, was found at 9:29 a.m. Monday in a pond at a fish farm in the 2400 block of 27th Avenue Southwest.

Preliminary information shows that Hare drowned, according to the medical examiner’s office and sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Thom Raulen.

Deputies are investigating the incident and it’s too early to tell if foul play was involved. More details on Hare’s death won’t be available until the autopsy report is fully complete, which takes about six to eight weeks.

The case remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

No further information was available.



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