Cartersville man drowns in Gulf of Mexico

June 18, 2018--2:12 p.m.

PANAMA CITY NEWS HERALD

A 21-year-old Cartersville man drowned in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday.

According to the Panama City News Herald, the body of Tony Orlando Jackson was found about a half-mile east of M.B. Miller Pier Sunday afternoon.

Panama City Beach Police had originally responded to a call about a distressed swimmer at around 2:30 p.m. at the pier, but Jackson was not found until several hours later.

Witnesses reported seeing Jackson swimming in the Gulf when he was overtaken by a large wave and wasn’t seen resurfacing. 

His body was turned over to the Medical Examiner’s Office for further investigation.
 

Calhoun Police have released more information regarding the discovery of two bodies within hours of each other Sunday at separate ends of the city.
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