62-year-old Daniel Akers died in an apparent drowning near Destin.
A Stoutsville, Ohio man as drowned while vacationing on Florida's gulf coast.
62-year old Daniel Akers died in an apparent drowning while attempting to snorkel off jetties on the east side of the Destin Pass. Crews from the Destin Coast Guard were called to the scene around 1:15pm Thursday.
Lifesaving efforts were made after Akers was pulled from the water. He was taken to the Coast Guard Station and then transported to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
An autopsy will be conducted by the Medical Examiner’s Office.