UPDATE Saturday, May 25 6:21 p.m.
The man who drowned Friday in the Gulf of Mexico has been identified as 63-year old Rogelio Moreno Gaitan of Lawrenceville, Georgia, according to OCSO. Family member says he had been swimming by himself.
DESTIN, Fla. (WKRG) — Less than a week after a 65-year-old man from Jackson, Mississippi drowned in the Gulf of Mexico in Destin, a second person has been pulled lifeless from the water near the Okaloosa/Walton County line.
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies say surfers spotted a man floating face down about 4:45 p.m. thirty to forty yards offshore of a restaurant at 3796 Scenic Highway 98. He was pulled from the water and Destin Beach Safety workers immediately began lifesaving measures but were unsuccessful.
More information will be released by the sheriff’s office as they become available