Accidental Drowning

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Patrol Operations Bureau

-Marine & Environmental Lands Unit

-Flight Unit

Investigative Operations Bureau

-Robbery & Homicide Unit

United States Coast Guard

 Madeira Beach Fire Rescue

Treasure Island Fire Rescue

Anthony Angelo (Victim - Deceased)
DOB: 04/09/1973
Address: 160 133rd Ave East, Madeira Beach

Christen Stretch (Witness - Uninjured)
DOB: 12/25/1986

PINELLAS COUNTY – On May 28, 2024, at approximately 5:28 p.m., deputies responded to the beach side of 13601 Gulf Boulevard in Madeira Beach, after reports of a missing swimmer.

According to detectives, 51-year-old Anthony Angelo, was with his girlfriend, 37-year-old Christen Stretch, when they took floats into the water. Detectives say Stretch stopped where she could still touch the ocean floor, however Angelo proceeded forward about 50 yards. Shortly after, Angelo began yelling for help and disappeared under the water. Stretch ran to shore and called 911.

The United States Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Treasure Island Fire Department and Madeira Beach Fire Department assisted with search efforts.

At approximately 7:00 p.m., deputies assigned to the Flight Unit spotted Angelo in the water a short distance from the shore. Deputies recovered Angelo’s body from the water, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Detectives say the incident does not appear to be suspicious.

Next of kin has been notified.

The investigation continues.


Posted by Jamie Miller Wednesday, May 29, 2024 9:50:00 AM Categories: Death Investigations

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