North Mississippi Man Drowns In Florida

OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA (WCBI) – A Shannon man has drowned in the Gulf Of Mexico near Destin, Florida.

The Okaloosa County, Florida Sheriff’s Department says the body of Roscoe Brooks, 43, was recovered Saturday, March 17.

A witness spotted Brooks in trouble on a Boogie Board around 1:15 p.m. offshore of 2700 Scenic Highway 98 in Destin.

Destin Beach Safety and a beach attendant rushed to his aid but say Brooks was unconscious and unresponsive when they pulled him ashore and began CPR.

He was later pronounced dead at the Destin Emergency Room.

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