DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- At 2:36 p.m. Friday a 9-1-1 call led cops to a body floating 20 feet off shore from 905 S. Peninsula Drive between the International Speedway and Silver Beach bridges.
The body of the white man was recovered from the Halifax River by a Daytona Beach Fire Department paramedic team in one of its rescue boats. Burt in this case, it was a recovery.
The deceased person has since been identified as that of Wendell Robb Spiker, 42, with a date of birth of 12-02-73.
An autopsy was performed and preliminary results revealed Spiker's death was the result of an accidental drowning.
Spiker, who was known to police, was believed to be homeless.
Among charges against Spiker in eight separate arrests by Daytona GBeach PD beginning July 20, of this year were multiple trespass offenses, resisting an officer without violence, disorderly intoxication and consumption (of an alcoholic beverage) in parking lots prohibited.
Spiker's final arrest prior to his death was Oct. 24.