Volusia County

Man dies after being found unconscious in the water at Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Lifeguards in Daytona Beach said a man visiting from Lake Worth has died after drowning on Sunday.

Officials said the 59-year-old man was boogie boarding at around 2 p.m. near the 400 block of North The Beach.

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The man was found floating unconscious in chest deep water by a family member, lifeguards said.

Officials said he was brought to shore where lifesaving efforts were performed by members of Volusia County Beach Safety and Daytona Beach Fire Rescue.

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The man was taken to Halifax Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Lifeguards said they flew the red flag in Volusia County on Sunday and performed three additional water rescues.

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The name of the victim has not been released.

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