COOPER CITY, Fla. -

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.