Tennessee man dies in apparent drowning in Walton County

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Walton County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an apparent drowning off Scene Gulf Drive.

At 6:44 p.m. WCSO responded to a male being pulled out of the water by bystanders near Sandy Cay Drive between Pompano Joe’s and the Okaloosa County line. South Walton Fire District responded and the victim was pronounced dead at 6:57 p.m.

Officials say the victim was a 56-year-old man visiting Walton County from Tennessee.