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Woman apparently drowns off Madeira Beach

MADEIRA BEACH — A 69-year-old woman apparently drowned near John's Pass on Wednesday afternoon, Pinellas Sheriff's deputies reported.

Kathleen Marie Shortill was swimming at the beach near the pass at 2:48 p.m. when her husband noticed she was unresponsive

Bystanders helped pull the woman from the water, began CPR and called 911. An ambulance took her to a local hospital where she died.

An investigation is under way.

Woman apparently drowns off Madeira Beach 08/20/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:19pm]
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