CLEARWATER – Authorities have identified the woman who drowned while swimming with her husband off Clearwater Beach on Monday.
Kristine B. Heller, of Clearwater, was swimming near the Palm Pavilion at about 7:30 p.m. It was her 62nd birthday, police said.
Her husband noticed a strong current and returned to shore, according to police. Heller was pulled from the water and later pronounced dead at Morton Plant Hospital.