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State Attorney’s Office: Father of drowning victim will not be charged

| Wendy Victora Rudman

The decision has been made not to charge the father of 5-year-old Zaten Clark, who drowned June 5 after falling from a floating play structure in the Santa Rosa Sound.

The Kentucky child was playing with his 7-year-old brother when he slipped into the water. His father, Travis Clark, was on land about 70 yards away at the time. He did not see his son fall or realize immediately that anything had happened, according to the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office investigative report.

Zaten Clark of Kentucky, in front of photo, was visiting the area with his family in early June when he drowned June 5 in the Santa Rosa Sound. Submitted photo

 

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