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Safety Harbor kayaker died of drowning, family says

DUNEDIN — Patrick Willoughby, the 52-year-old Safety Harbor man who was found floating near his kayak in the water off Honeymoon Island Sunday afternoon, died from drowning, according to his daughter.

Megan Willoughby said authorities told her family the cause of death Monday. But what led up to the drowning was still a mystery Monday afternoon, she said.

People on shore saw Willoughby floating and pulled him to shore about 4 p.m. They performed CPR and called 911. Paramedics arrived, but Willoughby could not be resuscitated and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Willoughby was a business development manager for home delivery at the St. Petersburg Times, where he had worked since July 1999.

Safety Harbor kayaker died of drowning, family says 10/18/10 [Last modified: Monday, October 18, 2010 5:37pm]
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