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Man, 59, drowns in rough surf off Daytona Beach, lifeguards say

The man had been boogie boarding on Sunday afternoon shortly before he was found unconscious in the water.
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Published Sep. 13
Updated Sep. 13

DAYTONA BEACH — A 59-year-old man drowned while visiting Daytona Beach, officials said.

The man had been boogie boarding on Sunday afternoon shortly before he was found unconscious in the water, lifeguards told news outlets.

The man, who was visiting the area from Lake Worth, was brought to shore, where crews from Volusia County Beach Safety and Daytona Beach fire rescue attempted to save him.

He was later pronounced dead at the hospital..

Red flags advising beachgoers of dangerous conditions were flying along the area’s beaches on Sunday, officials said.