University of Florida Student Dies Surfing at Crescent Beach, Florida

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In Florida other coastal States, even experienced swimmers and surfers die. Recently, a University of Florida student, Roland Earl Stiles, III, age 25, was found in the waters off of Crescent Beach after he was reported missing. He was taken to Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, Florida where he was pronounced dead. Witnesses reported that Stiles went out beyond the breakers to catch some waves. When he was not seen by friends, there did not appear to be a cause to panic or worry since Stiles had been surfing his entire life. Later, a white surfboard was found without Stiles on it or nearby. Rescuers were called in for assistance. Unfortunately, Roland Earl Stiles, III died as a result of accidental drowning during this surfing outing. You can read more about this story at UF Surfer Dies at Crescent Beach, Florida.