Near Drowning

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau

Deputy Dustin Hansen
Age: 32
Date of Hire: 11/13/2017

Leticia Godinez (Good Samaritan)
Age: 66
Address: Tampa

Christopher Minamyer (Good Samaritan)
Age: 34
Address: Satellite Beach

Daniel M. Mikos (Victim- Injured)
DOB: 09/29/1954
Address: 8424 Marlanas Place, Tampa

Deputies investigate near drowning of Tampa man on North Redington Beach.

The incident occurred at about 1:49 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2018.

The incident occurred along the beach behind 17250 Gulf Boulevard, North Redington Beach.

According to deputies, at about 1:49 p.m. on July 5, 2018, Deputy Dustin Hansen was conducting beach patrol behind 17250 Gulf Boulevard, on North Redington Beach, when he observed two people dragging an unresponsive man from the water towards the beach.

Deputy Hansen assisted good Samaritans, 66-year-old Leticia Godinez an off duty registered nurse, and 34-year-old Christopher Minamyer, to pull the man onto shore.

The victim later identified as 63-year-old Daniel Mikos was unresponsive and not breathing.

Godinez and Minamyer began administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to the victim.

Deputy Hansen called for paramedics and assisted with back blows when the Mikos became responsive coughing and choking on seawater.

Mikos was transported to Largo Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses told deputies that Mikos was by himself on the beach when he walked about 25 feet out into the water and disappeared. A concerned citizen noticed that Mikos had not resurfaced and started yelling for help.

The incident appears to be accidental in nature.

The investigation continues.

Posted by Spencer Gross Thursday, July 5, 2018 7:20:00 PM Categories: General News

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