Man drowns near RiverCamps boat house

Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 2:58 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY BEACH , Fla. (WJHG) - Bay County Sheriff’s deputies say they received a call Friday morning at 9:52 a.m. about a drowning near the boat house at the RiverCamps on Crooked Creek community.

Deputies say when they arrived, a man was giving CPR to the victim. A deputy took over CPR until EMS arrived. The victim, identified as Kenneth Pugh, 57 of Panama City, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Witnesses told deputies Pugh and two other men were at the boathouse repairing the dock when Pugh tried to retrieve a piece of wood that had fallen into the water.

Witnesses say Pugh began to struggle and was brought back to dry land on a kayak by a co-worker where they began CPR.

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