Man, 63, pulled from ocean off Jacksonville Beach dies

By Destiny McKeiver - Multi-media journalist

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JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - A 63-year-old man was found unresponsive Thursday afternoon in the waters off Jacksonville Beach, authorities said.

The man's son pulled him from the ocean at 17th Avenue North and called for help, according to Jacksonville Beach police.

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Twitter feed said firefighters responded to the possible drowning call and performed CPR.

Police said the man, whose name has not been released, was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

It's unclear if the man drowned or suffered a possible medical emergency in the water.

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