- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

MILTON, Fla. (AP) - A Panhandle community is in mourning after two brothers in their 20s drowned after currents pulled them off a riverbank.

Officials told the Northwest Florida Daily News (https://bit.ly/1pTj1Qv ) that David and Greg Florian were walking with two other people Tuesday night on a submerged sandbar in an extension of the Blackwater River near Milton. The current suddenly pulled the men offshore. Neither could swim and they quickly went under, never to resurface.

Their bodies were recovered hours later.

A Catholic priest said 26-year-old David Florian and considering entering the religious life. His 21-year-old brother was engaged.

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Information from: Northwest Florida Daily News (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.), https://www.nwfdailynews.com


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