Fairfield Co. Man Drowns In Florida

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A Fairfield County man drowned while vacationing on Florida's Gulf Coast.

62-year old Daniel Akers of Stoutsville died in an apparent drowning while attempting to snorkel off jetties on the east side of the Destin Pass.

Crews from the Destin Coast Guard were called to the scene Thursday afternoon.

Lifesaving efforts were made after Akers was pulled from the water.

He was transported to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

An autopsy will be conducted.