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.