BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A man’s effort to save his 11-year-old grandson as the boy struggled in rough surf at Playalinda Beach ended with the man drowning.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said a 58-year-old Kissimmee man, later identified by authorities as Domingo Soto, was with his family around 3:30 p.m. Sunday when he noticed his grandson struggling to swim.
Soto went in the water to help his grandson and ss they were on their way back to shore, Soto was swept under by a wave. He disappeared in the water for a few minutes and when he resurfaced he was unresponsive, officials said.
Deputies said CPR was performed, but Soto died.