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One dead, five people rescued from Pensacola Beach waters

(IMAGE: WEAR) One dead, five people rescued from Pensacola Beach waters

First responders and lifeguards are at the scene of an incident involving several people at Pensacola Beach.

Just after 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, first responders received a call about a water rescue.

Six people have been pulled from the water near the Ariola Drive and Avenida 11. According to Escambia County spokesperson Joy Tsubooka, one person pulled from the water has died. Channel 3 News has received reports that the person went into cardiac arrest before dying.

Tsubooka said four were taken to Gulf Breeze Hospital and one patient was taken to Baptist Hospital.

According to the Pensacola Beach Lifeguards Facebook page, green flags were flying out on the beach.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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