Zandria Scott and Geronimo Deangelo are Missing, missing from Melbourne Beach
The search began yesterday evening at approximately 6:30 p.m., when it was reported that two persons were struggling in the surf, just east of Ponce de Leon Park.
Upon the arrival of deputies, the female swimmer had been assisted to shore by persons on the beach who were in the process of providing life saving measures.
According to witnesses, the female was in the water with a male companion who went under the surface and did not reappear.
The female was transported to a local hospital where she later was pronounced deceased.
Law enforcement and personnel from the Sheriff’s Office, Melbourne Beach Police Department, Indialantic Police Department, Brevard County Fire Rescue, Brevard County Ocean Rescue and the Coast Guard were involved in the search of the area until darkness forced search efforts to be suspended.
Personnel from the Sheriff’s Office Agricultural Marine Unit, Aviation Unit and Brevard County Fire Rescue resumed the search at daybreak this morning in an attempt to locate the missing male.
The 23-year-old female victim has been identified as Zandria Scott and the 26-year-old male is identified as Geronimo Deangelo Black, both residents of Palm Bay.