UPDATE: Man found dead in Gulf identified

By: News Email
By: News Email

We now know who the elderly man found dead in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday is.

The man has been identified has 86-year-old Rafail Babinskiy from Atlanta. Around 5:00p.m. Saturday, someone saw the man floating in the Gulf behind the Long Beach Resort.

At first they thought he was snorkeling. But when he didn't come up for some time, people called 9-1-1. People nearby helped pull him out of the water.

Authorities say it may be medically related but an autopsy will determine the exact cause of death.


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