Arkansas tourist was swimming with family members at Henderson Beach State Park.
DESTIN — A woman drowned while swimming with family members at Henderson Beach State Park on Monday.
According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, a 70-year-old Arkansas tourist got into difficulty while swimming with family members in the Gulf of Mexico at around 12:30 p.m. Bystanders pulled the woman to shore after she reportedly got into an area where she could not touch the bottom and started to panic.
Bystanders attempted to revive the woman and started CPR until first responders arrived to continue lifesaving measures. EMS then took her to the Destin Emergency Room, but she did not survive.
This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.