Tuesday, 06 June 2023 12:04 GMT

Navy Swimmer Charged with Attempted Murder in Florida Pool Incident

(MENAFN) A former Navy rescue swimmer from Mount Sterling, Illinois, is facing attempted murder charges in Florida after reportedly attempting to drown a security guard in a condominium's swimming pool. Seth Beavers, 33, was told by the security guard that the pool was closed and he would have to leave. The security guard alleges that Beavers attacked him, wrapping his leg around him and dragging him into the pool, threatening to drown him. The security guard, who cannot swim, was held underwater by Beavers, who also put him in a headlock and pulled him underwater again before the victim was able to break free and get to the side of the pool.

According to Okaloosa County sheriff's investigators, Beavers received extensive training in how to disable others in the water during his time as a Navy swimmer. His alleged actions have resulted in him being charged with attempted murder. The victim's name has not been released.

Beavers has reportedly admitted to investigators that he pulled the guard into the pool, held him underwater, struck him four times, and threatened to drown him. Beavers' LinkedIn page states that he currently works as a salesman for a company that provides payroll and personnel services.

This incident highlights the potential dangers that can arise when individuals with specialized training and skills use them in a harmful manner. It also illustrates the importance of proper training and background checks for individuals who work in security and other fields where they may be responsible for the safety of others. The victim in this case was fortunate to have escaped with his life, but the incident serves as a sobering reminder of the potential risks that individuals can face in their daily lives. It is important for law enforcement and other authorities to take swift action in cases of attempted murder and other violent crimes to ensure that justice is served and that the safety of the community is upheld.


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