Issac Griffith released from Florida hospital

Issac Griffith and his father, Shannon Griffith (Photo courtesy Shannon Griffith's Twitter page)
Issac Griffith and his father, Shannon Griffith (Photo courtesy Shannon Griffith's Twitter page)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WANE) – Issac Griffith, a former Homestead football standout who was hurt in a swimming accident, was released from a Florida hospital Sunday, according to his father’s Twitter account.

Griffith was caught in a rip tide Monday night when he and three friends were swimming at Siesta Beach. Friends had to rescue Griffith when he was swept past the buoys.

On Saturday, Griffith’s father Shannon, the head football coach at Manchester University, tweeted:

Doctor’s said to get out of bed walk around and get outside! The oxygen has been turned off and he is breathing on his own #LittleBattles

On Sunday afternoon, Shannon continued to update his followers on his son’s progress. He tweeted the following:

Great day #Sunday Isaac has been discharged from #SarasotaMemorial and we have started our journey back to Indiana Kim and I are so very thankful for everyone who lifted our son up in their prayers, the hospital staff, and Sarasota for helping two strangers in need.

Shannon also tweeted two pictures of Issac, one with him and one with his wife. (See photo above)

On Sunday, Issac also tweeted the following:

Nothin more to say except I’m blessed. Indiana I’m on my way home today

Kim Savage, spokesperson with Sarasota Memorial Hospital, confirmed to NewsChannel 15 that Issac was released and his family was heading back to Indiana on Sunday.

Isaac graduated from Homestead High School in 2013.  He had a stellar football career that led to his recruitment and eventual signing with Indiana University. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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