Jerry Brett, 53, of Drumheller drowned off the Oregon coast on Tuesday. (Joel Brett)

Jerry Brett, 53, drowned off the coast of Oregon earlier this week.

The Drumheller man was spotted going under water Tuesday afternoon at Seaside Beach, a vacation spot north of Portland.

Brett was pulled from the water, but attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

He had been staying at a resort with his family.