Martinez man drowns off Tybee Island
A man who drowned at a Tybee Island, Ga., beach has been identified as a 59-year-old Martinez resident.
Worley Pierson was the first reported drowning victim this year at Tybee Island.
Just before 11 a.m. Tuesday, Tybee police and emergency responders were alerted to a man struggling in the water off the beach between 12th and 13th streets, said Tybee Island Fire and Emergency Services Chief Skip Sasser. That beach is not protected by lifeguards.