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Mississippi Man Drowns in Gulf of Mexico off Cape San Blas

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A Mississippi man drowned in the Gulf of Mexico off Cape San Blas on Monday.

According to the Gulf County Sheriff's Office, 45-year-old Thomas Wayne Timms of Corinth, MS, was vacationing in the area with his wife. Timms went swimming in the Gulf in rough surf conditions. Timms was 100 feet past the surf line when he yelled for assistance.

A dive master also in the area swam to Timms' aid and found him unresponsive. CPR was performed in the surf and on the shore, but Timms was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Here is the release from the Gulf County Sheriff's Office

On September 16, 2013, the Gulf County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of Seahorse Lane at Cape San Blas in reference to a male pulled from the water that was unresponsive.  The investigation revealed the victim, Thomas Wayne Timms, 45, of Corinth, Mississippi was vacationing at Cape San Blas with his wife.  The victim went swimming in the gulf during very rough surf conditions.  According to witnesses the victim was approximately 100 feet out past the surf line and started yelling for help. 

Charles Seguy, a dive master, stated he heard screams and saw the victim waving his arms in distress.  Seguy entered the water and swam to the victim.  After reaching the victim, Seguy reported he was unresponsive.  Water rescue CPR was attempted by Seguy, but the conditions were too rough for it to be performed.  Seguy pulled the victim to shore and began CPR.  Despite all efforts, rescue attempts failed and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

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