Woman, 69, drowns at John's Pass

Madeira Beach, Florida -- A 69-year-old woman drowned on Wednesday afternoon when she was found unresponsive in the water at John's Pass.

About 2:48 p.m., deputies responded to the scene at 12935 Gulf Lane, near the causeway, where bystanders had pulled Kathleen Marie Shortill of Venice out of the water, started CPR and called 911, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Her husband had noticed her unresponsive in the water.

She was transported to a hospital via ambulance where she later died.


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