Man dies after being pulled from surf in Daytona Beach, officials say

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A Central Florida man has died after lifeguards pulled him from the surf in Daytona Beach on Thursday.

The 58-year-old man was pulled from the ocean near the Bandshell at around 10:45 a.m., according to Capt. Tamra Malphurs with Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue.

He was transported to an area hospital where he died at 11:42 a.m., Malphurs said.

Officials said he was from the Daytona Beach area, but were not releasing his name until next of kin have been notified.

This is the second death reported from Central Florida beaches this month. On Sept. 8, a 69-year-old Oregon man drowned off the beach near Jetty Park in Cape Canaveral, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

In Volusia County, officials have been flying the red and purple warning flags signifying high surf and/or strong currents and dangerous marine life such as jellyfish.

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