13-Year-Old Drowns at Miramar Beach

A young girl drowned at Miramar beach Thursday evening.

Just before 6-pm Thursday, deputies from the Walton county sheriff's office responded to a distress call from the beach.

Three were rescued from the water, including a thirteen year old girl.

That girl was unresponsive and transported to a local hospital, where she later died.

The second person was also transported to the hospital, but was alert and talking. The third was unharmed.

At the time of the incident, red flags were flying indicating dangerous water conditions.


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  • by Fran Location: New Orleans on Jun 8, 2012 at 09:34 PM
    I was the guardian of my sixteen year old nephew who was pulled to safety at the exact same location that this poor child died. Why wasn't the beach closed and another red flag hoisted? There were signs all over the beach the next day. My nephew was saved by the "chair guy" who was not a lifeguard but had a board. A friend sat on the beach until 6:15 warning people. Chaos are picked up at five. This was an avoidable tragedy. San Destin resort and the Ft Walton authorities knew of the danger. The chair guy begged them to close the beach. This was at 3 pm on the day this child died.
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