Man drowns after being pulled from Atlantic Beach waters

Man dies after being pulled from water

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man was pulled from the waters at Atlantic Beach on Saturday.

38-year-old Robert Hickman Jr. was visiting the beaches with his family  from Illinois and was pulled from the waters at around 4:12 p.m. near 12th St. after he was knocked down by a wave and did not resurface near 11th St., according to the Atlantic Beach Police report.

Hickman was unconscious when he was pulled from the water and he was transported to Beaches Baptist by JFRD. He was pronounced dead at 5:24 p.m.


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