Beach Compliance Officer rescues distressed swimmer in the Gulf

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, at approximately 1:45 p.m., Beach Compliance Officer Murray Casey noticed a woman in the Gulf of Mexico in distress while patrolling the beach near the Okaloosa/Walton County line.

She was on a float and having a difficult time getting back to shore due to the strong current. While instructing bystanders to call 911, Officer Casey donned his gear, swam to the distressed swimmer and was able to safely bring her back to shore.

The woman was checked out by the Destin Fire Control District Lifeguards and was medically cleared.

“Officer Casey’s quick action and life-saving efforts brings credit upon himself, the Code Compliance Department and the City of Destin.”

Code Compliance Manager Joey Forgione

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