|Tallahassee drowning victim is identified|
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim in a Sunday, Aug. 11 drowning at Mashes Sands Beach in Ochlockonee Bay, according to Sheriff Charlie Creel.
The victim is James Edward Davis of Stuckey Avenue in Tallahassee. The victim was swimming with friends at the beach at approximately 4:30 p.m. when he began to struggle 100 yards offshore. The three friends with Davis assisted him back to shore where witnesses performed CPR until a Wakulla EMS Unit and WCSO deputies arrived on scene at 4:40 p.m. and also performed CPR.
Efforts to revive Davis on the beach were unsuccessful. WCSO deputies have been successful in locating next of kin.
An autopsy was conducted on Aug. 12 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and the initial findings of the autopsy were consistent with that of drowning. The Medical Examiner will also be issuing a final report which will close the case investigation.