The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man who may have walked off the dock behind the Holiday Inn Harbourside Hotel and Marina at Indian Rocks Beach.
A Sheriff's Office spokesperson says around 5:30 Sunday morning, a witness called 911 and reported seeing a man who was very intoxicated walking down the dock area behind the hotel. The caller said that as the man approached a turn in the dock, he continued to walk straight ahead and walked off the dock into the water.
Deputies say that a witness who saw the man from a hotel window called 911 and went to help, but the man was unresponsive.
Fire rescue responders retrieved the man's body shortly after 6:00 a.m. Deputies say he was fully clothed. The man has tentatively been identified. His name will be released after his family is notified of the death. He is not a Tampa Bay resident.