Deputies in Pinellas County responded to reports of a drowning near John's Pass in Madeira Beach Wednesday.
It happened just before 3 p.m. According to deputies, the husband of Kathleen Shortill, 69, of Venice, noticed she was unresponsive. Bystanders helped pull her from the water, began CPR and called 9-1-1.
Shortill was transported to the hospital where she later died.
Deputies say it appears it was accidental.