Kast died of a gunshot wound to the head after people nearby "watched him walk into the water" and then saw him lying on the beach, he said.
Kast's family in Indiana was notified of his death in September; Patch has now been able to provide details. Winter said Kast "had a history of some depression in the past."
Read more about the young man in an obituary on Legacy.com.
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