The body of a 21 year old man was recovered from a lake behind The Palms apartment complex located at the 2900 block of Forest Hills Boulevard on Saturday evening.
The body was identified as Darren Williams, 21, of Fort Lauderdale. Williams was visiting with friends during an afternoon get-together when Williams and a friend decided to jump into the water. Williams began to struggle and went under water while his friend managed to swim to shore.
Robert Walker and Ernest DiPasquale jumped into the lake in an effort to save Williams but were unable to rescue him. Coral Springs Police divers along with divers from Coral Springs Fire and the Broward Sheriff’s Office conducted a search of the lake and at approximately 8:45pm, Williams’ body was recovered.
The cause of death was ruled as accidental drowning by Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Sgt. Dave Kirkland, PIO