Report On Walton County DrowningMarty Bowden
Posted by: Marty Bowden
Date: Jun 08 2012 5:31 PM
On Thursday, June 7, 2012 Deputy Sheriff Tim Maiden was dispatched to a water rescue with three subjects in the water in distress behind South Wind Condominiums on the Sandestin Property. Deputy Sheriff Jason Day and Deputy Patrick Colbert were also enroute. Deputy Day was the first on the scene and went into the water to rescue the subjects. Maiden was second on the scene and he too went into the water. Deputy Day made it to the female subject and was trying to pull her to shore, the male subject was hanging onto the females legs. Deputy Maiden made it to the male subject and separated him from the female. Deputy Day brought the female to shore and Deputy Maiden brought the male to shore. Once on shore, Deputy Day noticed the female was unresponsive and not breathing, Deputy Day automatically started CPR. Deputy Colbert was next on scene and he got his bag mask for CPR and AED. Colbert took over the breathing and then chest compressions. The AED was then attached to the female and would only say “NO SHOCK ADVISED”. The Deputies continued CPR until South Walton Fire/Rescue arrived on scene and took over the patient. The patients were then loaded into a Beach Truck and transported off of the beach to the awaiting Ambulance and then transported to Sacred Heart Hospital.
The subjects that were rescued were, Jeff Powell and his 13 year old daughter Alexandra Powell. There was another good simaritan who also helped in the rescuing, and his name is Taylor Ward. Deputy Sheriff Maiden and Day were transported to Sacred Heart Hospital for exhaustion and to be monitored. They were both released a short time later. The father was ok after the incident. The 13 year old was pronounced deceased. End of Report.