Crash at historic Castillo de San Marcos leaves 2 in critical condition

Two individuals are in critical condition after being hit by a car near the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, according to the St. Augustine Police Department. The incident occurred just before 4am, with one victim seen being transported on a stretcher. A St. Johns County deputy witnessed the event and arrested the driver, who is now facing a DUI charge. More… Read Full story: WJXT

Former restaurant to be transformed into 1 million dollar beach walkover

St. Johns County in Florida is planning to create a wheelchair accessible beach walkover and additional parking at Crescent Beach Park. The project, estimated to cost $1 million, will be situated on the former site of the South Beach Grill restaurant, which the county purchased for $2 million in June 2022. The project includes the construction of the county’s first fully ADA-accessible boardwalk. The project’s budget of $995,000 comes from the Fiscal Year 2024 Budgets, with $145,000 allocated for demolition and design, and $850,000 for construction. The site is currently under demolition. More… Read Full story: Action News Jax

Body of man who disappeared while kayaking found north of Vilano Beach, family says

The body of Eiffel Gilyana, a 46-year-old man who disappeared while kayaking near the St. Augustine inlet, has been found north of Vilano Beach, Florida. Gilyana was not wearing a life jacket when he went missing. The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search after covering 341 square miles of ocean. However, Taskforce Hydro 1, a local veteran non-profit, continued the search. Gilyana was in an outrigger canoe when he disappeared. His body was found by local fishermen accounting to reports. More… Read Full story: Action News Jax