Published: May 30, 2011 10:39 PM EDT
Updated: May 30, 2011 7:47 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A man swimming in the area of Boca Grande Pass died after he was swept into the Gulf by strong currents shortly after 10:00 a.m. on Monday. Yuri Fedarkov, 65, of North Port, was unable to make it back to shore. A nearby boat pulled Fedarkov from the water but he was pronounced dead a short time later at an area hospital.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating the incident, which at this time appears to be an accidental drowning.