Tourist in critical condition after being pulled from water near Okaloosa Island Pier

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OKALOOSA ISLAND, Fla. (WKRG) — A visitor from Atlanta was pulled from the Gulf of Mexico near the Okaloosa Island Pier Wednesday evening in an apparent near-drowning.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office says lifeguards performed CPR on the 38-year-old distressed swimmer. First responders say the man was in critical condition as they rushed him to a local hospital.

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