Visitor drowns at Anini Beach

ANINI – A 69-year-old Utah man reportedly drowned in waters off Anini Beach on Sunday afternoon.

The victim was walking in shallow water near the channel about 3 p.m. when he was swept out by a rip current, a press release said. His name was not released.

Good Samaritans attempted to rescue the male using paddle boards and a dive buoy.

Firefighters initiated CPR before medics arrived. The victim was transported to Wilcox Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.





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