Woman Becomes Fifth Victim Of Tragic Florida Deaths

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(TruthAndLiberty.com) – Over the past four days, there have been five tourists who have lost their lives off the Panama City Beach, Florida shore. 

Debbie Szymanski, 60, from St. Louis, Missouri was discovered by family members unresponsive in Gulf waters on Sunday around 11:30 a.m. The Bay County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived on the scene as her family brought her to shore. 

In a Facebook post by the Sheriff’s Office, it was noted that she was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital. The New York Post in its report noted that she was a riptide victim. 

Only two days earlier three young tourists from Alabama had traveled to that same area where they went for a swim. In a separate Facebook Post, it was noted that the three had gotten into distress while swimming. 

The post noted the three men had been caught in the rip tide just after they entered the water. The three men have been identified as Marius Richardson, 24; Harold Denzel Hunter, 25 and Jemonda Ray, 24. 

Last Thursday, Oklahoma City TV station KOCO reported on the death of Ryker Milton, 19 from Oklahoma who had also died at the same time off Panama City Beach. 

In a Facebook Post, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office reminded beachgoers that the red flags were a warning for the strong water currents. 

On the same day, a family from Pennsylvania had traveled to Florida with their six children, some of whom had been caught in the rip current after entering the water. However, the two children who had been caught in the riptide managed to escape and then attempted to help their parents who had also been caught in the ride. When the conditions became too dangerous the two swam on shore. 

Martin County Ocean Rescue tried saving the parents, however, they were pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital.

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