St. Louis native drowns while paddle boarding in Florida - KMOV.com

St. Louis native drowns while paddle boarding in Florida

Posted: Updated:

(KMOV.com) – A St. Louis native has drowned two weeks after leaving for college.

Authorities said 18-year-old Jessie Gartenberg was paddle boarding with some friends on the Intercoastal Waterway in St. Petersburg, Fla when she fell off the paddleboard. She attempted to swim to a nearby dock but did not make it.

Gartenberg graduated from Ladue High School in 2013 and was in St. Petersburg to attend Eckerd College.

Powered by Frankly