ANINI – A 69-year-old Utah man reportedly drowned in waters off Anini Beach on Sunday afternoon.
The victim was walking in shallow water near the channel about 3 p.m. when he was swept out by a rip current, a press release said. His name was not released.
Good Samaritans attempted to rescue the male using paddle boards and a dive buoy.
Firefighters initiated CPR before medics arrived. The victim was transported to Wilcox Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.