Police: Eckerd College student drowns

ST. Petersburg, Fla. - An 18-year-old female Eckerd College student drowned Friday afternoon while paddle boarding with friends near Maximo Park, according to police.

She has not been identified.

The student was discovered face down in the Intracoastal Waterway between the college campus and the park around 2:30 p.m..

She was taken to shore and transported to Bayfront Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead.

Police say she was not wearing a flotation device and there were no signs of injury.



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