Panama City man drowns in Crooked Creek

Bay County

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) – The Bay County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the victim who they said drowned Friday morning in the RiverCamps on Crooked Creek community.

The victim was identified as Kenneth Pugh, 57, of Panama City.


BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — A man drowned in Crooked Creek after jumped in the water in an attempt to retrieve a piece of wood, Bay County Sheriff’s deputies wrote in a news release.

The victim and two other men were at a boathouse repairing the dock in the RiverCamps on Crooked Creek community, deputies added. A piece of the wood fell into the water and the victim jumped in to retrieve it.

However, the victim began to struggle in the water and apparently drowned, officials wrote.

The name of the victim is being withheld until the next of kin has been notified.

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