Bluff Springs Accidental Drowning Victim Identified

March 31, 2020

A 21-year man that drowned in North Escambia Monday evening has been identified.

Tyler Foley and his girlfriend were reportedly on small boat on a gravel lake in a remote area of the Escambia River Wildlife Management Area off Bluff Springs Road near the Escambia River, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Tuesday afternoon that they were on a 10-foot johnboat when both individuals entered the water. Foley was unable to swim and did not resurface.

Foley’s body was recovered Monday night by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office recovered Foley’s body from the lake. The investigation is continuing.

Escambia Fire Rescue and Escambia County EMS also responded.

Pictured: A gravel lake on Bluff Springs Road. file photo.


9 Responses to “Bluff Springs Accidental Drowning Victim Identified”

  1. Tina on April 4th, 2020 5:04 pm

    This all seems Unbelievable to me , I’m sorry I’ve done heard so many stories about what happened . But from what the FWC said He drowned in and how far from the bank he was . There is no reason why that boy drowned in 11 foot of water and not even 10 foot from shore . When supposedly people tried to save him and had their hands on him . The Stories are not adding up at all , Hell Im 5’3 and I could have saved him you mean to tell me no one could have pulled him in less than 10 foot to shore ? And I knew Tyler, he wouldn’t even get in my pool two days before bc he couldn’t swim , so do I believe he got on a boat without a life jacket on in a murky lake . Hell No…… I would not let this go I would push for further investigation Something isn’t adding up at all . Even though nothing will bring Tyler back but at least the truth would be known .

  2. 429SCJ on April 2nd, 2020 11:11 am

    A tragic accident, that could have befallen any of us.

    I did not start wearing life vest up until the last few years. I had them in the boat, but felt them uncomfortable and they cluttered the boat, so they were stowed away.

    I got to thinking what if I were to have a heart attack, as I am going on 62?

    Prayers for Mr Foley’s girlfriend and family, loved ones.

  3. C on April 2nd, 2020 2:46 am

    Praying for y’all I’m so sorry for your loss my aunt was one of the people who rushed over while we where fishing to see why she was screaming, all in gods plan.

  4. Irene Daughtery on April 1st, 2020 7:36 am

    So sorry, prayers for family!

  5. William on April 1st, 2020 12:05 am

    Man this was my friend he was a good hearted guy and many people loved him he will be missed!!!

  6. Peggy on March 31st, 2020 3:19 pm

    May our Lord and savior give peace and comfort to the family.. may He put each in the shelter of his wings. In Jesus name amen

  7. G-Ma on March 31st, 2020 12:08 pm

    So sorry for loss of a loved one – especially at a place where many enjoy fishing and outings’ at those lakes. One never knows…

  8. Jimmy Varnadore Sr. on March 31st, 2020 10:52 am

    Prayers to the family

  9. Bluff Springs Native on March 30th, 2020 9:21 pm

    Prayers go out to the family. Unfortunately this is not the first victim of these lakes.