Destin Drowning Victim Identified

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A man who apparently drowned while snorkeling in Destin Tuesday afternoon is identified as 46-year old William John Potrykus Jr. of Onalaska Wisconsin.

Potrykus and two other individuals were in the water off Destin’s East Jetties around 3:45 p.m. when they began getting pulled out by a fast-moving current near the East Pass.

Potrykus was unable to get back to shore.

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