Okaloosa County officials investigating apparent drowning
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent drowning in the Gulf of Mexico.
According to deputies, it took place around 8 a.m. Sunday morning.
Deputies say witnesses told them the victim, a 40-year-old man, had been swimming alone near the boardwalk at 1450 Miracle Strip Parkway.
Witnesses told officials they had noticed the man was no longer in their line of sight. A man then swam out to check on him and pulled him ashore.
Deputies say the individual was rushed to For Walton Beach Medical Center and was later pronounced deceased.
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