MADEIRA BEACH (FOX 13) - A 74-year-old man is lucky to be alive after he couldn't stay afloat at John’s Pass Waterway.
He told his wife he was going swimming and snorkeling but was later spotted in distress on Tuesday. A couple of employees at Eagle Parasail in Madeira Beach heard what was happening, got onto their boat and rushed over to help.
The boat operator Derek Kaplan and his crew, were first to arrive. They got him out of the water and deputies said, they started CPR until emergency crews arrived.
The 74-year-old was rushed to the hospital and at last check was listed in serious condition.