CNN Legal Expert Dies In Bizarre Way

Page Pate, an attorney who was known for appearing often as a guest on CNN, passed away on Sunday at the age of 55 after being carried away by a rip current off the shore of St. Simons Island, Georgia.

According to CNN, Pate and his son were swimming at Gould’s Inlet beach at around 2:00 p.m. local time when they were both caught in a rip current. While Pate’s kid was able to swim back to the beach safely, Pate’s corpse was found by a rescue boat, and he was confirmed dead at the scene.


Pate was a member of the executive board of the Georgia Innocence Project and worked as an attorney with the law firm Pate, Johnson & Church, which was located in Atlanta, Georgia. He appeared on CNN, as well as the NBC and CBS stations in Atlanta, on a regular basis as a legal guest and commentator. Read more