The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation into the death of a 73-year-old Brevard County resident that occurred earlier today at Playalinda Beach.
According to witnesses, the man was standing in the surf when he disappeared underwater without resurfacing.
The man was pulled from the water unresponsive and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Agents from the Homicide and Crime Scene Units are currently in the process of conducting interviews and collecting evidence to determine the circumstances surrounding the death.
The man will be taken to the Brevard County Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy will be conducted.
Further details will be provided as it becomes available.
Anyone who may have information about this investigation is asked to please call Agent Vince Bustillo of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or via the Communications Center at 321-633-7162.