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UPDATE: Special Tactics airman identified

UPDATE: Special Tactics airman identified

The Special Tactics airman who died in the fatal swim training incident has been identified. Hurlburt Field’s 24 SOW officials say Airman First Class Keigan Baker, 24, was found unresponsive after he went missing during a surface training swim at Naval Suport Activity Panama City, Thursday. Baker was an Air Force Special Tactics Combat Contoller […]

BREAKING: Special Tactics airman recovered after fatal swim training incident

BREAKING: Special Tactics airman recovered after fatal swim training incident

A press release from Hurlburt Field:  As of approximately 4:30 p.m. Thursday, a Special Tactics Airman was found dead after the member went missing during a surface training swim at Naval Support Activity Panama City, Florida.  The Airman, a Special Tactics combat controller assigned to the 24th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida, was taking […]

BREAKING: Swimmer missing off Navarre Beach

BREAKING: Swimmer missing off Navarre Beach

A man allegedly drowned along Navarre Beach Tuesday morning as Hurricane Michael caused double red flag conditions. Witness statements lead first responders to believe that a man seen entering the water likely drowned in the high surf though no body has been recovered. According to Navarre Beach Fire Chief Danny Fureigh an approximately 30-year-old man […]

FWC stays busy on the water in the summer months

FWC stays busy on the water in the summer months

For at least another month, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers will be full speed ahead. Summertime means a busy time for the agency’s officers, especially on the water. “Boating safety issues, as well as fishery enforcements, are our primary focus during the summer months,” veteran officer Howard Jones said. Read the full article […]

Three locals step up to save children in rip current

Three locals step up to save children in rip current

The local man who drowned saving children from drowning was a hero throughout his life. When rip currents dragged two children out into the Gulf of Mexico Saturday along Navarre Beach, two local men came to their aid. Read the full article in the Mar. 29 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]

UPDATE: Lindsay found guilty for Musil murder

UPDATE: Lindsay found guilty for Musil murder

  Lori Musil was an artist. She was a mother, and she was the kind of person who “never met a stranger.” Musil texted her children goodnight every day. Musil was young and loving, and she took the time to go on outings with her children and grandchildren regularly. Her grandchildren referred to her as […]

Drowning call on Navarre Beach

Drowning call on Navarre Beach

Emergency personnel responded to a drowning call on Navarre Beach in front of Springhill Suites by Marriott Thursday afternoon. A woman was reportedly receiving CPR at the water’s edge. Lifeguard Air Ambulance was dispatched to the scene, landing on Gulf Boulevard but it is believed the woman was not airlifted.  The aircrew was seen getting […]

From murder to forgiveness ten years to heal

From murder to forgiveness ten years to heal

As of Saturday, it has been 10 years since the body of 21-year-old Josh Whittier was found on the beach behind Juana’s Pagodas. His mother was sure he was murdered. Read the full article in the March 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Five rescued at Navarre Beach, one critical

Five rescued at Navarre Beach, one critical

Five swimmers were rescued this Sunday afternoon at Navarre Beach near walkover #7, near Emerald Surf Condominiums.  The dispatch information was initially for two swimmers who were in trouble about 300 yards off shore.  When lifeguards arrived to the scene they reported five swimmers needing rescue.  Multiple agencies responded, including Navarre Beach Fire Department, Holley-Navarre […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 12

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 12

FORECASTERS: BUSY ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON IS MORE LIKELY The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s updated outlook predicts 12 to 17 named storms, including five to eight hurricanes, two to four of which could be “major.” On average, the U.S. gets 12 named Atlantic storms a season, including six hurricanes, three of them major. WALT DISNEY […]

Man drowns on Navarre Beach

Man drowns on Navarre Beach

A man drowned Friday afternoon, Aug. 5, on Navarre Beach at beach access 7. Navarre Beach Fire Department responded to the call at 2:06 p.m. According to the department, civilians pulled the elderly man from the water before the department arrived and had begun administering CPR. The man was a visitor to Navarre. A Life […]

Man drowns at Navarre Beach

Man drowns at Navarre Beach

One man drowned and four others were sent to the hospital after lifeguards and Navarre Beach firefighters pulled eight people from a rip current Wednesday afternoon. The Navarre Beach Fire Department responded to a call at a little after 2 p.m. behind 7909 Gulf Blvd., according to Chief Mike Howard. “It was chaos when we […]