UPDATE: Man found dead in Gulf identified

Authorities are now identifying a man found dead in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday.

The man has been identified as Rafail Babinskiy, 86, from Atlanta.
Around 5pm Saturday someone saw the man floating in the Gulf behind the long beach resort. Initially, they thought Babinskiy was snorkeling, but when he didn’t come up for some time, people called 911.

An autopsy will determine the exact cause of death.


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