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Baptist exec Vermillion's death an accident


An autopsy has found the death of Baptist Healthcare Executive Kerry Vermillion was an accident.

He drowned last fall in Santa Rosa Sound. Vermillion and Baptist Senior Vice President David Wildebrandt were with two Baptist employees on a boat in October when Vermillion disappeared after a swim.

His body was found two days later. Published reports say the autopsy found Vermillion had a blood alcohol content of .11 percent at the time.

Wildebrandt resigned his position at Baptist two weeks later because of the incident. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says its investigation is now closed.