Weekend drowning victims identified
BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE: 9/23/21 11:41 a.m.:
Officials with the District 14 Medical Examiner’s Office have confirmed the identities of the two people who drowned in Bay County over the weekend as 28-year-old Naikel Bass and 9-year-old Kayden Evans.
UPDATE: 9/19/21 12:46 p.m.
According to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, the body of the missing 9-year-old boy has been recovered.
The Bay County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to a call of two missing swimmers around 6:30 p.m on Saturday.
Officials told NewsChannel 7 that a 28-year-old male and 9-year-old male were last seen in the water near the 19900 block of Front Beach Road behind Harbour Arms Condominiums.
Around 7:30 p.m. sheriff’s deputies said they recovered the body of the 28-year-old. Authorities said they performed CPR but the male was pronounced dead on the scene.
Authorities say they are now continuing their search for the 9-year-old who was last seen wearing a green bathing suit.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Coast Guard, and the Panama City Beach Police Department are assisting in the search efforts.
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