INDIAN ROCKS BEACH - A Massachusetts man died at an area hospital Tuesday night after he was found unresponsive in the water offshore Indian Rocks Beach.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the call about 6:58 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, from 1308 Gulf Boulevard.
According to deputies, George Baletsa, 45, of Byfield had been playing with his kids at the beach, when he decided to go for a swim. A fisherman located him unresponsive in the water and pulled him out. Deputies responded and initiated CPR.
Baletsa was transported to Largo Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 8:11 p.m. Deputies said Baletsa and his family were in Pinellas County on vacation from Massachusetts.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine cause and manner of death.