College student dies after swim at Pensacola beach

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 19-year-old college student died over the weekend after being pulled from the Gulf of Mexico.

Daniel Mundy, of Gray, Georgia, was flown to a hospital Saturday, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. An autopsy was planned to determine cause of death.

Terry Morris, a district ranger at Gulf Islands National Seashore says he does NOT think it was a drowning and noted there were NO rip currents and the water was relatively flat at the time.

He said Mundy, who attended Pensacola Christian College, was wading in waist-deep water when he suddenly yelled for help and collapsed.

Morris said --quote-- "One of his friends saw his eyes roll back in his head and saw him fall backward. His friends were less than 5 feet away and pulled him out of the water, but he was limp."

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