Tenn. man dies while walking on Fla. beach

Woman's body found in Jackson County (Image 1)

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Deputies say a Tennessee man collapsed while walking in rough surf along Panama City Beach and later died at a hospital.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office identified the man as 68-year-old Ronald Anderson of Clinton, Tenn. They say he was walking in the surf Tuesday when he fell face first into the water.

The News Herald of Panama City reports witnesses helped pull him to shore when he didn't get up.

Sheriff's officials say double red flags were posted at the beach on Tuesday because of hazardous swimming conditions.

The newspaper reports a second person was pulled from the water Tuesday after apparently becoming exhausted while fighting rip currents near the Treasure Island Condominiums. He was expected to recover.

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