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Oakdale man drowns in Destin after getting caught in rip current

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Posted at 8:18 AM, Sep 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-06 09:18:45-04

A 58-year-old man from Oakdale drowned Saturday evening in Destin, Florida after becoming caught in a rip current.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says the drowning happened around 6:15 pm at Henderson Beach State Park.

Deputies say that a group of swimmers became caught in a rip current on September 4 and one man was unable to make it back to shore.

The 58-year-old was pulled from the water and transported by EMS to a Destin Emergency Room.

Deputies say he was pronounced dead.

The identity of the swimmer has not been released.

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