South Walton Drowning

Three people were rescued Thursday evening from the Gulf of Mexico at Miramar Beach, two were hospitalized and one has died. Red Beach warning flags were flying at the time

Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies Jason Day and Tim Maiden rescued the three at 7:00 PM Thursday including a 13 year old girl who was unresponsive. The deputies immediately began CPR until South Walton Fire – Rescue arrived.

The teenager was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital at Santa Rosa Beach in critical condition where she later died.

A second person was also hospitalized and was reported in good condition. The third person rescued was not hospitalized.

The two deputies were taken to the hospital and treated for exhaustion and were released.

The names of the three rescued are being withheld until relatives can be notified.

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