Photo via Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

Body found in Port Charlotte retention pond

A man was found dead Thursday morning in a retention pond off Tamiami Trail, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

The body was discovered in the water behind a shopping center on 4265 Tamiami Trail, according to deputies. There is no threat to the public.

A parking enforcement officer on patrol found a bike near a ledge while inspecting the body, which was found face down in the water, according to Katie Heck, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office.

A medical examiner will determine the cause of death as it is not yet known, Heck said.

The circumstances leading up to the man’s death were unclear.

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