South Walton Fire District received a report of a helicopter accident which occurred in Bay County just east of Pinnacle Port about 500 yards in the Gulf of Mexico.
SWFD Senior Lifeguard Corey Crawford (providing mutual aid) arrived on scene, paddled out to the pilot and safely returned him to shore.
The pilot appeared to be uninjured but was transported by Bay County EMS as a precaution.
At this time there were no additional passengers or injuries reported. The scene was left with Bay County officials.