CLEARWATER, Fl. (CW69 News at 10) — Public safety officials said they responded to a call about a person drowning at Clearwater Beach yesterday around 2:30 p.m.
They said Thanh Nguyen, 55, was visiting from Atlanta, Georgia and tried to help two family members who appeared to be struggling in the water near Tower 3.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?
Authorities said after he went in the water to attempt to rescue his son and niece, he also began having trouble.
They said lifeguards were notified and found Nguyen floating in the water. Officials said they performed CPR on him until medics arrived.READ MORE: 'Rides To Remember' For Pediatric Cancer Returns To Atlanta Motorsports Park On Sept. 18
Authorities said Nguyen was taken to Morton Plant Hospital. They said he was pronounced dead at the hospital less than one hour from the initial call.
There’s no word on the conditions of his family members.MORE NEWS: 'Beyond Reckless': Atlanta Attorneys Plan To Sue Arrive Perimeter Apts. After Explosion