Attorney Page Pate, who was frequently featured on CNN as a authorized knowledgeable on matters reminiscent of Georgia’s probe into potential election interference by former president Donald Trump, FL Gov. Ron DeSantis’ stripping Walt Disney World of its particular district and the Ghislaine Maxwell trial, died off the coast of Georgia on Sunday, his regulation agency Pate, Johnson & Church told CNN. He was 55.

The outstanding trial lawyer was a life-long resident of Georgia, dividing his time between Atlanta and St. Simons Island. It was off Gould’s Inlet seashore on the latter location that Pate was swept out by a rip present, Glynn County Fire-Rescue performing Chief Vinnie DiCristofalo advised CNN.

DiCristofalo advised the outlet that, simply after 2 p.m. on Sunday, rescue officers obtained a name about “two swimmers in misery. The performing chief confirmed that the 2 swimmers had been Pate and his son.

While his son made it to the shore safely, Pate didn’t. Per CNN, a rescue boat pulled Pate from the water and took him to a hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless.

DiCristofalo stated, “I don’t have direct info whether or not they had been collectively and received drawn out.” But Hurricane Earl, which hit Puerto Rico the weekend earlier than and was paralleling

the Eastern Seaboard on a northerly observe all through the week, could have intensified native rip currents.

According to CNN, Pate leaves behind a spouse and two sons.

Pate was a daily contributor to native and nationwide media on authorized points and high-profile trials, together with regional retailers like 11Alive News, CBS 46 News and WABE in Atlanta. He was additionally a daily on CNN and quoted within the New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News and in lots of different nationwide and native publications on constitutional regulation and different authorized issues.

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