Mother Who Lost Son in Spearfishing Accident Warns About Shallow Water Blackout

Cody Bilbrey-Nickless, a 2014 Citrus High School graduate and Hernando teen, went spearfishing June 22 with some friends about 17 miles off the Hernando County coast. “He had no idea what was coming,” Heather Carmichael said about her son, Cody Bilbrey-Nickless, drowning as a result, she believes, of shallow water blackout. “He was completely healthy.” (Click here to continue reading)

Special thanks to Buster Thompson of the Citrus County Chronicle for story coverage.