Mississippi man drowned while snorkeling in Destin – WJHG


DESTIN, Fla. (WJHG) – A man who died Saturday while snorkeling near Destin’s west jetties has been identified as Michael Cole, 29, of Byrum, Mississippi.

Witnesses told deputies they noticed Cole struggling in the water around 3:00 p.m. but were not able to reach him before he went under.

Deputies say CPR was given and he was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

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