A man is dead after drowning Monday in a lake near 10165 SW 53rd St. in Cooper City.
Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dani Moschella said several men at a gathering left to get beverages and when they returned, they could not find their friend.
The friends searched for the 49-year-old man for about 40 minutes before finding him unresponsive in the lake.
He was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Deputies are investigating the circumstances that led to the man's death.
His identity hasn't been released.