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Pinellas deputies investigating apparent drowning on Indian Rocks Beach

Pinellas deputies said a Massachusetts man apparently drowned Tuesday night after he went for a swim while playing with his kids on the beach.

Deputies said George Baletsa, 45, was playing with his children on Indian Rocks Beach when he went into the water for a swim. A fisherman later found him unresponsive in the Gulf of Mexico.

Deputies responded about 7 p.m. to the 1300 block of Gulf Boulevard and began CPR on Baletsa, who had been brought to shore.

Baletsa was taken to Largo Medical Center and pronounced dead at 8:11 p.m.

Deputies said Baletsa was visiting Pinellas County for a vacation with his family. They are from Byfield, Mass., deputies said.

An investigation was ongoing Tuesday night.

Pinellas deputies investigating apparent drowning on Indian Rocks Beach 06/24/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:16pm]

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