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Venice woman drowns at Madeira Beach

Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a drowning Wednesday at Madeira Beach.
/ Source: wfla.com

Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a drowning Wednesday at Madeira Beach.

Deputies responded to the incident at 2:48 p.m. on the beach near 12935 Gulf Lane.

Investigators say 69-year-old Kathleen Marie Shortill was in the water on the beach when her husband noticed she was unresponsive.

Bystanders in the area helped pulling Shortill from the water, began CPR and then called 911.

EMS and Deputies arrived on scene and Shortill was transported to a local hospital via ambulance where she later died, according to a sheriff's office spokesperson.

Deputies say the drowning appears to be accidental and it is unknown at this time if it was health related.

Shortill lived in Venice.

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