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Fishermen unable to save man from drowning in Clearwater creek

CLEARWATER — Two fishermen were unable to save a 51-year-old man from drowning Sunday afternoon in Allen's Creek, authorities said.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office was trying Sunday evening to confirm the man's identify and notify his family. He was believed to have recently moved to this area from South Carolina, the Sheriff's Office said.

Two men fishing in the creek behind a small shopping center at 17920 U.S. 19 N saw the man struggling about 2:45 p.m., the Sheriff's Office said, but he became unresponsive as they tried to save him.

The man was taken to Largo Medical Center, where he later died.

Fishermen unable to save man from drowning in Clearwater creek 10/14/12 [Last modified: Sunday, October 14, 2012 8:10pm]

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