Daytona beachgoers save Jacksonville man from drowning

A group of bystanders on Daytona Beach saved a 22-year-old Jacksonville man Sunday morning from drowning, according to Volusia County Beach Safety.

The unidentified man went into the water alone before the lifeguard tower opened, said agency spokesperson Capt. A.J. Miller.

“After struggling in the surf, witness stated they observed him go under the water,” Miller said in a statement.

The beachgoers brought the man to shore and began CPR before paramedics arrived and took him to a hospital.

“He is alive at this time,” Miller said.

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