60-year-old Sanford man drowns in Daytona Beach

Man was in unguarded area near boardwalk, officials say

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A 60-year-old Sanford man drowned in Daytona Beach Friday evening, according to Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue.

Officials said the man was swimming in chest-deep water in an unguarded area near the boardwalk at about 6:15 when he began to have trouble.

A search was conducted and the man was found unresponsive in the water, according to a news release.

CPR was performed before the man was taken to an area hospital, where he died around 7 p.m.

No further details were immediately available.