Published: Aug 31, 2010 3:35 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 31, 2010 12:35 PM EDT

SATELITTE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities have identified a man who died while surfing over the weekend on Florida's East coast.

Brevard County officials say 47-year-old Tazewell Brown of Ocoee died while surfing Saturday off Satellite Beach. Officials say he was surfing at least five miles away from the nearest life guard station.

Fire Rescue officials say a group of surfers noticed Brown unconscious in the water, called police and responders performed CPR. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Authorities are still investigating, but they suspect rough conditions contributed to his death.