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Woman drowns off Madeira Beach

A 69-year-old woman drowned near Johns Pass in Madeira Beach this afternoon, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.

Kathleen Marie Shortill of Venice was in the water when her husband noticed that she wasn’t responsive, the sheriff’s office said.

Bystanders helped pull her out of the water and they began performing CPR. Someone at the scene called 911.

Emergency crews responded just before 3 p.m. to 12935 Gulf Lane in Madeira Beach.

An ambulance transported Shortill to a local hospital, where she later died, the sheriff’s office said.

The drowning appears accidental. Investigators don’t know at this time if the drowning was health related.

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