Man Smokes Synthetic Marijuana Drowns

*** UPDATE ***

Upon further investigation, the substance that was consumed by the two individuals prior to the yesterday morning’s drowning was a herbal incense named “Jazz” – not K2. Jazz is not intended for human consumption and is sold legally.
Unfortunately, certain substances are used for human consumption although they are not intended for such purposes (as commonly seen with aerosols and other products). Detectives are awaiting toxicology results to determine what other substances may have been in the victim’s system that may have contributed to the cause of death. The investigation continues…

ORGINAL STORY:

Logan Matthew Kushner, just 19-years-old , decided to go for a late night swim at Kapok Park in Clearwater after allegedly smoking a synthetic form of marijuana.

Later, Clearwater Police say, Kushner, of Safety Harbor, was found unresponsive and thought to have drowned.

Officials said Kushner and his friend were smoking the marijuana synthetic “K2” in the park at 2950 Glen Oak Ave. N., a legal product, when Kushner began acting strangely and decided to jump in a creek.

The friend said he persuaded Kushner to get out of the creek because he had a curfew and needed to leave.

Police say the victim got out of the water, but did not want to leave. The friend decided to leave Kushner in the park, but tried to call him when he made it home.

When Kushner didn’t answer his phone, the friend contacted other friends who lived near the park to have them check on him; when they found Kushner unresponsive and called 911.

Kushner was declared dead and Mease Countryside Hospital.

None of the friend involved have been identified and no charges have been filed.

Officials said have classified the death as a drowning pending an investigation.

 

A late night swim in a Clearwater park turned deadly for a Safety Harbor teen who had allegedly been smoking a synthetic form of marijuana.

According to Clearwater Police officials, Logan Matthew Kushner, 19, was found unresponsive in Kapok Park when a friend he was in the park with earlier in the night called friends that lived near the park to check on him.

Officials said Kushner and his friend were smoking the marijuana synthetic “K2” in the park at 2950 Glen Oak Ave. N. when Kushner began acting strangely and decided to jump in a creek.

The friend said he persuaded Kushner to get out of the creek because he had a curfew and needed to leave.

According to officials, the victim got out of the water, but did not want to leave. The friend decided to leave Kushner in the park, but tried to call him when he made it home.

When Kushner didn’t answer his phone, the friend contacted other friends who lived near the park to have them check on the victim.

The friends found Kushner unresponsive and called 911.

Kushner was declared dead and Mease Countryside Hospital.

None of the friend involved have been identified and no charges have been filed.

Officials said have classified the death as a drowning pending an investigation.

 

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