JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - A man who went unconscious after beachgoers pulled him from the waters at Jacksonville Beach on Thursday has died, a firefighter confirmed with Action News Jax.
The incident happened around 5 p.m. near 17th Avenue North.
A firefighter has just told me the surfer didn't make it. @ActionNewsJax— Amber Krycka (@AmberANjax) November 30, 2017
A son was trying to teach his 63-year-old father how to paddleboard, Jacksonville Beach Police said. The son then saw his dad floating in the water and tried to save him.
UPDATE: police say son was teaching his dad how to paddle board. He tried to save his 63yo dad. @ActionNewsJax— Amber Krycka (@AmberANjax) December 1, 2017
The man was unconscious, rescuers said. A witness tweeted that Jacksonville Beach Ocean Rescue was doing CPR on a surfer who was pulled from the ocean.
Jax Beach Ocean Rescue doing CPR on a surfer that beach goers pulled out of the ocean. pic.twitter.com/sdhsHywXsb— Jon McGowan (@JonMcGowanFL) November 30, 2017
The man was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
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