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Eckerd College student drowns while paddleboarding

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ST PETERSBURG -

St Petersburg Police are currently investigating a drowning which occurred in the intracoastal waterway between the Eckerd College campus and Maximo Park Friday afternoon. 

Witnesses say the 18 year old victim, who is a student enrolled at Eckerd College, was paddle boarding with friends when she was suddenly discovered lying face down in the water. 

Police say she was brought to shore by witnesses and then transported to Bayfront Medical Center where was later pronounced dead.

The victim was not wearing a flotation device and there were no signs of injury.

The victim's name will be released pending notification of her family.

 

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