Swimmer critical after saving 2 kids from Navarre Beach


A good Samaritan is in critical condition after helping to save two children from drowning at Navarre Beach early Saturday evening.

The children were having difficulty swimming after they went too far into the Gulf waters at about 6 p.m. Saturday. Two nearby surfers spotted the kids and were able to pull the children to safety, according to Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. A third swimmer also jumped into action and was possibly caught in an undertow while trying to save one of the children.

Rescue Teams from SRSO was able to pull that person from the water and deputies began CPR, but the swimmer had to be taken by helicopter to a local hospital in critical condition.

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