Massachusetts tourist drown while swimming in Gulf of Mexico near St. Petersburg


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INDIAN ROCKS BEACH, Florida — A man visiting from Massachusetts drowned in the water off Indian Rocks Beach near St. Petersburg.

Pinellas County Sheriff's officials say 45-year-old George Baletsa of Byfield, Massachusetts, was found unresponsive in the water around 7 p.m. Tuesday. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Deputies say Balesta had been playing on the beach with his children when he decided to go for a swim.

An investigation is continuing.

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