OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. — The man who drowned Friday in the Gulf of Mexico has been identified as 63-year-old Rogelio Moreno Gaitan of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Family members say he had been swimming by himself.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies say surfers spotted a man floating face down about 4:45 p.m. Friday 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.