ESTERO, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's Office is now identifying the body of a diver, who died while inspecting a lake at Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club in Estero.
LSCO says 23-year old Hugo Amaliel Soto Catalan died early Thursday morning while checking shoreline levels in one of the development's lakes. Catalan was a surveyor with Fort Lauderdale-based Erosion Barrier Installations.
Catalan and another diver were inspecting erosion levels early this morning. The diving partner says he saw Catalan wave a distress signal. The diver tried to find Catalan, but was unable to see him in the murky water.
Lee County Sheriff's Office, Estero Fire and Rescue, and the Iona McGregor Fire District responded to an 911 call around 7:30 am. Emergency divers first found Catalan's SCUBA tank, and later, his body.
Estero Fire and Rescue says there were no visible signs of trauma to Catalan's body. The Medical Examiner will determine an exact cause of death.
Erosion Barrier Installation employees were at Catalan's Bonita Springs residence late Thursday afternoon. They declined to comment.