The victim is a 56-year-old man visiting Walton County from Tennessee.

MIRAMAR BEACH — Walton County Sheriff's Office has reported that a 56-year-old man from Tennessee man died Monday night after he was pulled from the Gulf of Mexico off Scenic Gulf Drive.

According to a Sheriff's Office press release, deputies responded to a man being pulled from the water by bystanders near Sandy Cay Drive between Pompano Joe’s and the Okaloosa County line. The South Walton Fire District responded and the man was pronounced dead at 6:57 p.m.

A Sheriff's Office chaplin responded to the scene to provide assistance to the family.

More information will be released when it's made available.