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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) has confirmed that residents of the 1755 Briza Del Mar were under investigation prior to an accidental drowning that resulted in the death of 18-month-old Darnell Folks. “We can confirm that we did have some interaction with this family during this Aug. 13 event,” DCF Northwest Region […]
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.
The body of a 4-year-old boy who fell off his grandfather’s boat in Pensacola Bay Saturday has been recovered. A fisherman spotted Logan Torrance Fontana’s body floating in the bay Monday afternoon. The fisherman alerted authorities who pulled the child from the water. Read more in the May 29 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.