PIO Number: 17-10-9 BSO
Case Number: 11-1710-002850
Date: Oct. 10, 2017 Time:
Jurisdiction: Pompano Beach
Place of Occurrence: 200 Briny Ave., Pompano Beach
Victim(s): Ruben Verdie, male, 57, 11/7/59, 81 Rue Victor
Hugo, Pantin, France (DECEASED)
Description of Incident:
A Tuesday afternoon swim at the beach turned
deadly for a man visiting from France.
Ruben Verdie was in the ocean with a
friend on Oct. 10 in Pompano Beach when the two became separated. The friend
looked for Verdie and shortly afterward found him being pushed to shore by a
Broward Sheriff Office deputies and Pompano
Beach Fire Rescue responded around 1:40 p.m. to 200 Briny Ave. Verdie was
transported to Broward Health Imperial Point where he was pronounced dead.
BSO’s homicide unit also responded. Foul
play isn’t suspected as the death investigation continues.
Anyone with information is asked to
contact BSO Homicide Detective Jeffrey Curtis at 954-321-4200.
Pompano Beach, PBFR 10/12/17 1105