• January 04, 2017

Houston Man Dies in Destin, FL, Drowning Accident in Gulf

Destin, FL -- January 1, 2017, a man from Houston was killed off the coast due to an accident where he somehow drowned in the Gulf of Mexico.

Destin Fire officials report that the incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. that day about 200 yards off the coast.

Reports say that the 27-year-old man, a construction worker from Houston, TX, was vacationing at the time. He swam out into the waters of the Gulf. People noticed that he suddenly became distressed while in the water, though it is unclear what caused this. He eventually slipped beneath the service, and he did not resurface.

Rescue teams searched for a little under an hour before eventually locating his body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities have yet to indicate what caused the incident to occur. Investigations are ongoing.

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