NR 21-45 Update – Cape Canaveral Death Investigation

September 9, 2021 - 4:47 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is identifying the male who was pronounced deceased yesterday evening after being found unresponsive in the surf near Jetty Park.  The male is identified as 69-year-old, Marvin Kumley of Oregon.

The investigation thus far has determined that at approximately 5:30 p.m. yesterday, deputies responded to the beach near Jetty Park in reference to a missing swimmer.   Mr. Kumley, who was visiting with family from Oregon, was swimming in the surf when family members lost sight of him.  He was located unresponsive in the water approximately 100 yards offshore and transported to a local hospital in critical condition where he was later pronounced deceased.

Agents are awaiting the results of an autopsy by the Brevard County Medical Examiner for a determination on Mr. Kumley’s exact cause of death.

Anyone who may have information about this investigation is asked to please call Agent Adam Walkington of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or via the Communications Center at 321-633-7162.

For additional information concerning this news release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.