Man Pulled from St. Augustine Beach Waters Died Before Reaching Hospital

A 21-year-old man named Gerson Rodriguez died after being swept away by a current at St. Augustine Beach. Witnesses saw Rodriguez and a 14-year-old girl struggling in the water, and a surf instructor jumped in to help. The teen was rescued, but Rodriguez went under and was found unresponsive after an hour-long search. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Rodriguez was from Nogales, Mexico and was working as a vendor at the Clay County Fair before visiting the beach. CLICK TO READ SOURCE Images/Source:

Coastal Nor’easter Hampers St. Johns County’s Hurricane Recovery Efforts

A Nor’easter storm caused flooding along the coast, setting back the rebuilding process in St. Johns County after the previous hurricane season. Water levels were expected to rise 2 to 4 feet above normal, with a Coastal Flood Warning and Advisory in effect until Tuesday morning. CLICK TO READ SOURCE Images/Source:

Medical Buildings in St. Augustine Fetch $10.35M in Sale

Two medical buildings located at 190 and 200 Southpark Blvd. in St. Augustine were sold for a combined $10.35 million to a joint venture of Vanbarton Group and Tramview Capital Management. The buildings were sold by Brooks Rehabilitation, who purchased the property for $513,000 in 1996 from St. Aug Southpark Ltd. The buildings, which were built in 1998, are adjacent to Flagler Hospital and sit on 0.77 acre. The purchase was brokered by NAI Hallmark Managing Partners Keith Goldfaden and Christian Harden. CLICK TO READ SOURCE Images/Source:

Baptist & Wolfson to Build Emergency Room & Imaging Center in St. Augustine

Baptist Health is building a new emergency room and imaging center on the site of the former St. Augustine Outlet Mall in Florida. The facility will offer separate emergency services for adults and children and will be the only state-designated pediatric trauma center in Northeast Florida. The center will also provide X-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, mammography, and bone density screenings. The project, which is being built on 8.5 acres, will cost $28.5 million and is expected to open in the spring of 2024. The hospital has also bought additional land for expansion. CLICK TO READ SOURCE Images/Source: