Apparent drowning accident in Florida claims life of Shannon man

A man from Shannon died in an apparent drowning accident in Florida

Posted: Mar 18, 2018 5:45 PM
Updated: Mar 18, 2018 11:22 PM

DESTIN, FL (WTVA) - A north Mississippi man died in Destin, FL Saturday after an apparent drowning accident.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office confirms Roscoe Brooks, 43, of Shannon, died at the Destin Emergency Room.

Pictured: Roscoe Brooks, 43, of Shannon

They say a witness spotted Brooks in trouble on a boogie board Saturday afternoon offshore of 2700 Scenic Highway 98 in Destin.

Destin Beach Safety and a beach attendant rushed to help him. EMS and lifeguards worked to revive him and he was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Sheriff's Office says it appears to be an apparent drowning but an autopsy will be conducted.

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