Channel 3 now knows the name of the Ooltewah man who drowned in the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend.

It happened around 12:20 p.m. on Saturday in Henderson Beach Park in Destin.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies say 49-year-old Bhuvaneshwar Karunanithi was in a thigh-high deep rough surf when his legs were swept out from under him.

Deputies say Karunanithi was pulled from the water unconscious and CPR was performed but he did not survive.

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