Robert Huss, of Glen Mills, Pa., was on vacation with his wife and had been swimming near 39 Ocean Blvd. W., deputy coroner Dave Crocker said.
“He was swimming in the ocean and has a history of cardiac (problems),” Crocker said.
Huss was pronounced dead on the beach at 6:38 p.m., Crocker said.
Officials from the state Medical Examiner’s Office and physicians from Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, where Huss’ body was taken, determined the official cause of death was drowning, Crocker added.