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Man drowns at Pensacola Beach on Thursday afternoon

PNJ.com (Pensacola) logo PNJ.com (Pensacola) 6/10/2021 Colin Warren-Hicks, Pensacola News Journal
a close up of clouds in the sky: Sunset over Pensacola Beach. © Photo by Lisa Murphy Sunset over Pensacola Beach.

A man drowned Thursday afternoon at Pensacola Beach, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

ECSO spokeswoman Amber Southard told the News Journal that deputies were dispatched at about 2 p.m. to the incident near the 500 block of Fort Pickens Road.

By the time deputies arrived at the beach, lifeguards had pulled the man out of the water and the man was already deceased, she said.

Authorities had not released the man's identity as of 4:15 p.m. Thursday.

Colin Warren-Hicks can be reached at colinwarrenhicks@pnj.com or 850-435-8680.

This article originally appeared on Pensacola News Journal: Man drowns at Pensacola Beach on Thursday afternoon

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