Deerfield -News.com-Deerfield Beach,Fl-The City of Deerfield Beach has posted the following on our Facebook page in regards to the incident at Deerfield Beach yesterday.
“The man is indeed deceased, but no word if he drowned. He reportedly collapsed as he was making his way into the water in an area of beach that is not guarded after hours. Still, our team of guards spotted the man from a distance and saw that he was in trouble. They were able to get to him quickly, pulled him out and administered lifesaving techniques until Fire Rescue got to the scene. He was in critical condition when they took him to the hospital. No word yet if he had a medical episode in the water, which means we do not know yet if he actually drowned.”

Here is an email we received from The City Of Deerfield Beach,this AM.Regarding Deerfield-News.com post of yesterdays incident at the beach.
From:
Rebecca Medina (Add as Preferred Sender)
Date: Thu, Jul 13, 2017 8:27 am
To: “news@deerfield-news.com”
Hello Howard,

Can you call me about the story you posted? Your headline was taken from BSO’s twitter feed. There a couple things wrong with the story that I would like to discuss with you. I appreciate your time.

Thank you,
Rebecca

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Rebecca Medina Stewart
Director of Public Affairs & Marketing
150 NE 2nd Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
954.480.4430/ 4232

Here is our email asking BSO Mike Jachles if anything we had reported was not correct and his reply.
From:
(Add as Preferred Sender)
Date: Thu, Jul 13, 2017 10:00 am
To: “Jachles, Mike”
Thanks Mike City posted their clarification on my Facebook page.
City of Deerfield Beach, Florida – Municipal Government The man is indeed deceased, but no word if he drowned. He reportedly collapsed as he was making his way into the water in an area of beach that is not guarded after hours. Still, our team of guards spotted the man from a distance and saw that he was in trouble. They were able to get to him quickly, pulled him out and administered lifesaving techniques until Fire Rescue got to the scene. He was in critical condition when they took him to the hospital. No word yet if he had a medical episode in the water, which means we do not know yet if he actually drowned.

Howie
Deerfield-News.com
——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Re: Deerfield Beach Drowning
From: “Jachles, Mike”
Date: Thu, July 13, 2017 9:46 am
To: “news@deerfield-news.com”

The only other information I had is that it was a man in his 80s, possibly from New Jersey that was in the water that was about waist-deep and was seen struggling. Once he was pulled out of the water CPR was initiated and the firefighters from station 75 on the beach ran right over when it happened.

Mike Jachles, Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff’s Office
Dept. of Fire Rescue & Emergency Services
2601 W. Broward Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33312 Tel: 954-321-4673 Twitter: @BSO_Mike website: sheriff.org
Chair. Florida Association of PIOs & State PIO Deployment Team
Joint Media Chair, Southeast Regional Domestic Security Task Force

——– Original message ——–
From: news@deerfield-news.com
Date: 7/13/17 12:27 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: “Jachles, Mike”
Subject: Deerfield Beach Drowning

Mike,
Can you let me know what I posted that was not correct? Is there any additional info you can now add? Seems The City of Deerfield Beach has some issues with my post.
Breaking News- Drowning Victim On Deerfield Beach Taken To Broward Health North Critical!

Deerfield News.com-Deerfield Beach,Fl-BSO Fire Rescue PIO Mike Jachles reporting a man in critical condition apparently struggled in the current off Deerfield Beach.. The incident ocurred at 100 block of SE 21St Ave BSO Fire Rescue PIO posted the incident at 6.23 PM today. The victim has been transported to Broward Health in critical condition according to preliminary report.Breaking more to follow.