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Baton Rouge man drowns in Florida

Posted: 4:36 PM, Jun 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-16 17:36:49-04

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Louisiana man drowned off a Florida Panhandle beach.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that 36-year-old Carlos Wuberto Rodriguez of Baton Rouge was seen flailing his arms in the water off Destin before he drowned on Friday.

The sheriff’s office says bystanders pulled him to shore but he was already unconscious by then.