Man Drowns At Pensacola Beach Thursday Afternoon

June 10, 2021

An adult male drowned at Pensacola Beach Thursday afternoon, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

The man was pulled from the water by lifeguards around 1:20 p.m. in the 500 block of Ft. Pickens Road, near the White Sands Condominiums about a mile west of the fishing pier. Officials said he was pronounced deceased.

His name has not been released.

Yellow flags were flying at Pensacola Beach at the time of the incident. Under a yellow flag, swimmers can expect moderate surf or currents and can enter the water using extra caution.


3 Responses to “Man Drowns At Pensacola Beach Thursday Afternoon”

  1. Ilda on June 12th, 2021 8:28 pm

    We had just parked as the EMT parked along side of us. They didn’t seem to be in any rush. As we gathered our things and walked to the beach area, we noticed several lifeguards searching in the water and there was several bystanders along the shore. We all stood by and started scanning the waters for a good 15 minutes. My husband was wearing a pair of Maui Jim glasses, they are polarized inside out.. then all of a sudden my husband sees the body being rolled over and over by the waves. We all yelled and pointed at the direction of the body as the lifeguards headed to that direction. It was a very sad scene. The EMT and lifeguards worked on the lifeless body of what looked like a young adult, a male teenager of 17-19 years of age. NOT sure what took the national coastguard helicopter to get to the location. Our prayers go to the family. Such a tragedy. We decided not to stay at the beach.

  2. Bewildered on June 11th, 2021 6:32 am

    I think most people by now know what the flags mean but they don’t want to waste a day on the beach without going swimming. Seems that drowning incidents have increased quite a bit these past years, however. Rougher surf???

  3. J.Larry Seale on June 10th, 2021 8:50 pm

    Its really sad that another person
    lost there life on the beach……..
    BUT, if they would under stand and
    obey the flag warning system it would make
    for a safer day…………

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