Man drowns at Virginia Beach Oceanfront

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Emergency crews were called to the Oceanfront due to a swimmer in distress, Monday. 

The swimmer was an adult male who was unable to swim to shore. 

Officials were alerted of the emergency at 2:12 p.m.  When they arrived on scene, at 12th St., they learned that other citizens had already entered the water to try and help the men. 

Crews deployed a rescue boat. EMS personnel, along with help from a citizen, were able to pull the swimmer to shore. He was then taken to a local area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Officials are investigating this incident. 

Stay with 13News Now as more information becomes available. 


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