Juvenile rescued from Okaloosa Island waters

Juvenile rescued from Okaloosa Island waters. (MGN)

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATED: 07/07/19 at 9:02 p.m.

The boy has been identified as Jhian Belen, 17, of Enterprise, Alabama.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says the boy is expected to make a full recovery.
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A juvenile, 17, was pulled from the water by his father in the afternoon on July 6.

Deputies say he "was swimming in the water behind the Eglin NCO Beach Club on Okaloosa Island" and "was observed struggling."

After his father went into the water, an off-duty nurse began CPR and the teen began breathing.

Officials say "an OCSO Island Beach unit responded to the scene."

The boy was transported to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, and is last known to be in critical condition. Other details are not available at this time.

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