Published: Dec 07, 2012 10:26 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Police say a homeless man likely drowned after falling into Booker Creek in St. Petersburg.
    
Other homeless people in the area heard the man fall into the water about 7 p.m. Thursday. Police say some of them jumped in and pulled him out but the man was dead when rescue crews arrived.
    
The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/SKOnKK ) reports the man's body was taken to the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.
    
Police have not released the man's name. They say his death appears to be an accidental drowning.
    
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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

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