2 Georgia men drown off Florida Panhandle beach

June 18, 2018 - 7:35 am

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two Georgia men drowned in separate incidents off a Florida Panhandle beach.

The News Herald reports 21-year-old Tony Orlando Jackson of Cartersville, Georgia, was found in the water off Panama City Beach on Sunday, several hours after police responded to a distressed swimmer call.

Witnesses told police Jackson didn't resurface after being overtaken by a large wave. His body was taken to the medical examiner's office.

On Saturday, 67-year-old Eugene Spann of Atlanta was pulled from the Gulf of Mexico. Police said he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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Information from: The (Panama City, Fla.) News Herald, http://www.newsherald.com

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