Minnesota man drowns near Destin, Florida resort

A Minnesota man died in an apparent drowning Thursday near the Pelican Beach Resort in Destin, Florida. According to the Okaloosa County sheriff's office, 44-year-old Ian Johnson was swimming with one of his children when he became distressed and went under.

Lifeguards performed CPR before Johnson was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, where he died.

Local reports say yellow flags were flying on the beach, indicating moderate surf.


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