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Man drowns on Clearwater Beach

CLEARWATER — Authorities are investigating a drowning Tuesday afternoon on Clearwater Beach near the Palm Pavillion.

The victim, a 36-year-old man, was taken to Morton Plant Hospital with life-threatening injuries, said Elizabeth Watts, the city's public safety spokeswoman. He later died.

No suspicious circumstances or foul play are suspected, Watts said.

Police and fire got the call at 4:38 p.m. Other beachgoers noticed the unresponsive man and pulled him to shore and began CPR until authorities arrived, Watts said.

Police didn't release the man's name Tuesday night.

Man drowns on Clearwater Beach 12/15/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 9:15pm]

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