KY man drowns after trying to rescue daughter in Gulf of Mexico

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FORT MORGAN, Ala. (AP) – A Kentucky man has drowned after trying to rescue his daughter in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Alabama.

News outlets report that 50-year-old Kevin Chitwood died from his injuries Tuesday night at a hospital, where he was taken Monday. Baldwin County Coroner Stan Vinson said the cause of death was drowning.

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Investigators say the Louisville man was on vacation with his family when he tried to save his daughter and her friend, who were in distress, and got caught in a rip tide.

 

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