North Carolina Man Drowns in the Gulf

By: News Email
By: News Email

Panama City Beach -- Double red flags were flying across Bay County beaches all day Saturday, closing the Gulf for swimming. However, many still ventured in, with fatal results.

Panama City Beach police report a 42-year-old male from North Carolina drowned in the Gulf Saturday afternoon.

It happened in the 15500 block of Front Beach Road near the Legacy of the Sea Resort. The man and his wife were vacationing in Panama City Beach. Witnesses say they saw the man swimming in the Gulf waist-deep before he disappeared.

Lifeguards and Beach police say they were in the area asking swimmers to get out of the water all afternoon.


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  • by Joyce Location: Troy,al on Aug 28, 2010 at 07:59 AM
    This"Man" from N.C. was my son-in-law. Contrary to reports, NO ONE was being told to get out of the water and there were no visible flags! Bradley was a brilliant young man. This is a huge loss for us.
  • by Brian Location: PCB on Aug 17, 2010 at 04:53 AM
    Maybe we should use 4 red flags instead of 2? Maybe that would have made the difference.
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