Alabama boy drowns in rough surf at Panama City Beach

Posted at 11:48 AM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-21 07:56:04-04

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A 5-year-old Alabama boy has died after getting caught up in rough surf on Florida's Gulf Coast.

The News Herald reports Christian Doyle of Dothan, Alabama, was one of three swimmers pulled from the water off Panama City Beach on Saturday evening.

Officials say single red surf warning signs were flying at the time, notifying beachgoers of the poor conditions.

Panama City Beach fire rescue crews and a bystander performed CPR on the boy, but he died a short time later at a hospital.

The conditions of the other two swimmers, who were also from Dothan, were not immediately available.