Woman Pulled Motionless From Ocean In Daytona, Death Possibly Due To Health

By on September 21, 2017 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – The 72-year-old woman that was pulled from the ocean after she was found motionless on Wednesday has died.

At around 5:20 PM on Wednesday, a lifeguard, and two beachgoers pulled Diane Bell, 72, out of the ocean after she was found floating motionless in 3 ft., waist-deep water. The lifeguard said he saw the victim go into the water with nothing seeming to be wrong, but ran to her aid about 5 minutes later when he saw the beachgoers starting to pull her out of the water.

The lifeguard performed chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth on Bell and she produced lots of saltwater out of her mouth and nose. Bell was then shocked with a defibrillator but to no avail. EMTs and fire rescue then took over to perform advanced life-saving techniques.

“She entered the water by herself. She clearly was able to swim, but she looked like she was just floating on her back for a minute. It was like she had something medically wrong because it didn’t appear that she was drowning. She was floating on her back for about 2 minutes, she wasn’t moving her hands. Like she was in need of help but you couldn’t tell just by how quiet she was,” said one witness.

Bell was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival. An autopsy reveals that she suffered from a medical condition that could have led to her death.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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