Baltimore Man Drowns Off Florida Panhandle
(MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla.) - Authorities say a Baltimore man visiting the Florida Panhandle drowned in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Walton County Sheriff's Office says 55-year-old William Thomas Batten Jr. was unconscious when another beachgoer pulled him from the water Saturday afternoon.
Yellow flags indicated a "medium hazard" at the time along Miramar Beach.
The sheriff's office says the rescuer, deputies and paramedics tried to revive Batten on the beach. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Information from: Northwest Florida Daily News,
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