Pinellas Park man drowns off St. Pete Beach

Pinellas County deputies are investigating the drowning death of a Pinellas Park man at St. Pete Beach on Thursday night.

The deputies received a call at 7:41 p.m. and later found Gary R. Tribou II, 28, unresponsive behind the Trade Winds Island Grand Resort. Tribou had gone into the gulf with friends after consuming alcohol, according to deputies, and about an hour later a passerby found him unconscious and pulled him ashore.

Tribou was transported to Palms of Pasadena Hospital, where he was pronounced dead and his next of kin notified.


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