Officials: 17-year-old dies in drowning at Cocoa Beach

A teen has died after drowning in Cocoa Beach, according to the Cocoa Beach Police Department.

Officials said the 17-year-old was found unresponsive in the surf near the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier at about 9:15 a.m. on Saturday and brought to shore by other surfers.

Officials said the teen was surfing when his friend noticed him facedown and unresponsive.

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Nearby surfers pulled the teen out of the water and began resuscitating him until paramedics arrived, according to police.

Unfortunately, the teen was pronounced dead after being taken to a nearby hospital.

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