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Beverly Barnes
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Birth: 1931, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 2012
Pinellas County
Florida, USA

Beverly Barnes, 81, passed away to her heavenly home on Tuesday, December 17, 2012. Beverly & her husband Norman, both 81 years old, were fishing Tuesday afternoon in the mangroves off Caladesi Island State Park when Beverly fell out of the small boat into the Gulf of Mexico.

She was pronounced dead after rescue workers transported her to Morton Plant Hospital. Her husband, Norman Robert Barnes, was hospitalized at Morton Plant after he swallowed a significant amount of water while trying to rescue his wife.

The couple are believed to be seasonal residents who divide their time between Iowa and Pinellas County. They were fishing in a small john boat anchored between Caladesi Island and the northern end of Clearwater Beach.

Norman Barnes was sitting toward the boat's stern when he turned to find his wife missing from the bow, where she had been sitting. He dove in, pulled her out of the water, began administering CPR and called 911, Morse said.

Clearwater authorities got the 911 call shortly after 12:30 p.m. Clearwater Fire and Rescue were able to locate the vessel 20 minutes later using the GPS on Barnes' cell phone. Beverly Barnes was in cardiac arrest when rescue workers arrived.

Created by: Myra IV 💕
Record added: Dec 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102344706

Rest in eternal peace.
- Myra IV 💕
 Added: Dec. 18, 2012

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