A Mississippi man drowned off Cape San Blas on Monday.
Wayne Timms, 45, of Corinth, MS, was pulled from the water and unresponsive.
Gulf County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a distress call in the area of Seahorse Land. A man vacationing with his wife started yelling for help after going swimming in the gulf in what were described as very rough surf conditions.
Timms was just 100 feet out past the surf line when he began yelling for assistance.
Charles Seguy, a dive master, told deputies here heard screams and saw the victim waving his arms in distress. Seguy entered the water and swam to the victim. After reaching the victim, Seguy reported he was unresponsive. Water rescue CPR was attempted by Seguy, but the conditions were too rough for it to be performed.
Seguy pulled the victim to shore and began CPR.
Despite all efforts, rescue attempts failed and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another swimmer was pulled from rough surf off Cape San Blas on Tuesday.
Swimmers should beware of current rough surf conditions, which increase the chances for riptides, which are extremely dangerous.