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14-095 Deputies Respond To Near Drowning At Honeymoon Island State Park; Perform CPR

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Patrol North District
-Marine Unit

Dunedin Fire Rescue

Jash Morina (Near drowning victim)
DOB: 10/02/1932
Address: 855 Greenfield Drive, Palm Harbor

Corporal Kimon Koungras
Age: 33
Hire Date: 1/28/2002

Deputy Charles Meehan, Marine Unit
Age: 45
Hire Date:  03/19/2007

Deputies responded to a near drowning on Honeymoon Island State Park. The deputies performed CPR on the near drowning victim, an 81-year-old man, until Dunedin Fire Rescue arrived on scene. The man was transported to the hospital and remains in critical condition.

Deputies responded to the call at about 1:05 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

Deputies responded to the southern swim area (just outside of Hurricane Pass) on Honeymoon Island Beach.

Deputies responded to a 911 call of a man who was floating face down in the water about 100 yards from shore.

When deputies arrived on scene, citizens had pulled the man, later identified as 81 year-old Jash Morina, to shore. Both Patrol Deputy Kimon Koungras and Marine Unit Deputy Charles Meehan began to render aid and alternated CPR until such time that Dunedin Fire Rescue arrived on scene.

Morina was transported to Mease Dunedin Hospital and remains in critical condition.

According to deputies, Morina told his wife he was going to go for a quick swim. His wife told deputies he’d been gone a while when she noticed some commotion on the beach and realized something had happened to her husband.

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