GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — A drowning vacationer who was pulled from the Gulf of Mexico died Wednesday just three days after an Alabama sheriff's deputy died while trying to save another person, authorities said.

The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said the person, identified as 63-year-old James Campbell of Athens by News Courier news partner WAFF 48, was pulled from the water and sent to a hospital by helicopter ambulance but did not survive. Emergency crews responded near Buchanan Court East on Alabama 180 at approximately 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The drowning occurred near Gulf Shores on Fort Morgan Peninsula, the same area where Deputy Bill Smith died while rescuing a man on Sunday night.

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