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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 […]

Lindsay held on murder charges

Lindsay held on murder charges

Just days after his release on drug charges from a traffic stop, Christopher Alexander Lindsay is being held on a $3million bond and is charged with murder. On Nov. 15, Lindsay was pulled over on a traffic stop for an expired tag during which a Gulf Breeze police officer discovered a variety of drugs and […]

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 […]

Public encouraged to heed flag warnings

Public encouraged to heed flag warnings

Visitors and residents are encouraged not to swim in Gulf waters whenever red flags are flying. Red flags indicate high surf conditions and a high possibility of rip currents. Even the strongest swimmer can be swept out to sea by a rip current and beach goers are reminded to never underestimate the power of the […]

Milton drowning victim identified

Milton drowning victim identified

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office (SRSO) has identified 43-year-old John Lee Kazee of Milton as the victim of a Dec. 28 drowning at Mayo Park in Milton. “At this time, there are no indications of foul play,” Deputy Rich Aloy, SRSO spokesman, said via press release. Aloy said Kazee was seen wading into Pond Creek before a […]

Lifeguards, firefighters train for beach rescues

Lifeguards, firefighters train for beach rescues

Navarre Beach lifeguards and personnel from the Navarre Beach Fire Department conducted a combined training session June 21 on Navarre Beach. The training was organized after the recent drowning of a Louisiana visitor west of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. Read more in the June 26 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.