Worker dies after falling into water at Tampa Convention Center

Man pulled from water at Tampa Convention Center

TAMPA, Fla. -- A 53-year-old died on Monday after he fell in the water as he was power washing the dock near the Tampa Convention Center. He did not resurface, according to Tampa police.

Johnnie Norton, working for C&W Services, was rescued from the water and taken to Tampa General Hospital where he died.

The incident occurred about 11 a.m.

Tampa police and Fire Rescue divers arrived and it took them several minutes to find the Norton.

Witnesses said he was power washing the side of the dock when he fell. A passer-by saw Norton fall, jumped in but was unable to find him.

 

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