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Legal counselor SWIM HORROR: Prominent lawyer and CNN donor suffocates while swimming with high schooler child

Legal counselor SWIM HORROR: Prominent lawyer and CNN donor suffocates while swimming with high schooler child

Legal counselor SWIM HORROR: Prominent lawyer and CNN donor suffocates while swimming with high schooler child

A conspicuous Georgia lawyer suffocated in an unfortunate mishap while swimming with his child on Sunday when both were trapped in a tear current.

Page Pate, an establishing individual from Atlanta firm Pate, Johnson and Church, and his young child were cleared out off the shore of St. Simons Island, CNN detailed.

In the wake of answering a call around “two swimmers in trouble” at Gould’s Inlet, a water salvage group hauled Pate out of the water and into a boat. The 55-year-old was taken to the medical clinic, where he was articulated dead.

Pate’s child arrived at the shore securely before people on call showed up, Glynn County Fire-Rescue acting Chief Vinnie DiCristofalo told CNN.

“I don’t have direct data whether they were together and got long,”

DiCristofalo said.

The flowing flows along Glynn County’s coastline are among the most grounded on the East Coast, as indicated by the Brunswick News. There is a typical distinction of 8 feet among elevated and low tides, which are exacerbated at Gould’s Inlet, where active waters rush from a quick flowing spring.

Pate abandons a spouse and two children.

Page Pate and his son were swept out off the coast of St. Simons Island.
Gould's Inlet.
The tidal currents along Glynn County’s shoreline are among the strongest on the East Coast.
Gould's Inlet.
At Gould’s Inlet, outgoing waters rush from a swift tidal creek.

“Some of Page’s happiest moments were on trips with his sons, whether long hikes on the West Coast or taking in Nascar races,”

Pate’s firm said in a statement.

According to the firm, he has been named to the list of Super Lawyers for the past 12 consecutive years and named on US News’ list of The Best Lawyers in America for the last seven years.

“Though he was a formidable, sometimes intimidating, attorney in the courtroom, Page had an easy smile, an earnest laugh, and a great sense of humor,”

the firm continued.

Page Pate sits in his office.
Georgia attorney Page Pate died Sunday after he was caught in a rip current.
Page, Johnson & Church/Facebook
Page Pate appears on CNN.
Pate served as an expert legal commentator for various media outlets.
CNN via Page, Johnson & Church

Pate was a founding member and board executive committee member of the Georgia Innocence Project.

“Above all else, we will remember Page’s kindness and generosity, always willing to give anything he could to help, whether it be a personal matter or professional, and never asking for anything in return,”

the nonprofit said on Twitter.

Pate also served as an expert legal commentator for various media outlets, including CNN, NPR, the New York Times and the Associated Press.

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