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Boating Accident Rocks Hospital

Two weeks ago four members of the staff at Pensacola’s Baptist Health Care went boating, and nothing has been the same since, the Pensacola News Journal reports.

While the four were swimming, CFO Kerry Vermillion, owner of the boat, disappeared; his body was later found. The exact cause of death is undetermined and autopsy reports are not expected for another 12 to 14 weeks.

Last week, fellow senior executive David Wildebrandt, who was also on the outing, resigned. The  hospital said the decision was his, that he was in deep grief, PNJ reported. 

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.