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Deputies identify man who drowned in Windermere lake

Divers resumed their search on Tuesday for a missing swimmer in Lake Down in Windermere and found his body.

The body of a 37-year-old swimmer who was reported missing Sunday was found by divers at 7:20 this morning in Lake Down in Windermere, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Johnny Salomon jumped out of a boat with several other people around 5 p.m. Sunday to swim in about 18 feet of water, according to a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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The other swimmers swam back safely to the boat, according to reports. But Salomon , an experienced swimmer, was heard calling out for help before disappearing under the water, authorities said.

His body was found in the middle of the lake by the Sheriff’s Office marine unit, according to reports.

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This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

mcomas@orlandosentinel.com

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