Man drowns in Lake Okeechobee

PAHOKEE - Divers pulled a man in his 50s from Lake Okeechobee after he had been under water for several minutes, according to Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue.

The incident happened in the lake near Pahokee Marina this afternoon. Rescuers attempted CPR, but they were unable to revive him.

Witnesses said the man was swimming in the lake and started to struggle. Witnesses tried to help him, but he was eventually pulled from the water by a rescue diver.