OKALOOSA ISLAND, Fla. (WMBB) — Authorities said a 40-year-old man died in an apparent drowning that took place at around 8:15 this morning.

Witnesses said they noticed the man swimming alone near the boardwalk at 1405 Miracle Strip Parkway. Then they noticed he could no longer be seen.

A man swam out to check on him and pulled him ashore.

EMS and Beach Safety performed CPR and rushed the man to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. He was pronounced dead shortly after.