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Clearwater woman dies in apparent drowning at Fort De Soto Park

ST. PETERSBURG — A Clearwater woman apparently drowned in shallow water at Fort De Soto Park on Sunday morning, according to authorities.

Michelle Dresser, 56, had been floating and paddling near the North Beach picnic area, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said, when a lifeguard noticed about 11 a.m. she had flipped face down.

Dresser had been at the beach with friends. She was unresponsive, according to the Sheriff's Office, and was taken to Bayfront Medical Center, where she later died.

The investigation was ongoing, but deputies said there was no evidence of foul play. The Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy.

Clearwater woman dies in apparent drowning at Fort De Soto Park 04/29/12 [Last modified: Sunday, April 29, 2012 9:50pm]
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