Gregory J. Carson died attempting to help save Joy R. Anderson and Sharon R. Haskins from drowning, Miramar Beach, Florida, September 11, 2007. Holding to a small surfboard, Anderson, 49, and Haskins, 24, struggled to return to the beach from a point about 300 feet into the Gulf of Mexico. They called for help. From the beach, Carson, 43, supervisor, who was a member of their party, entered the water along with another man and swam out toward them. Carson’s son, who was wading to shore in the vicinity, turned and also swam out. The other man reached the women and struggled to take them to shore by towing the surfboard. They ultimately reached safety, but Carson and his son submerged. They were shortly removed from the water by others but could not be revived. Anderson, Haskins, and the other man required hospital treatment, and they recovered.
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