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A 52-year-old Brockton man died in an apparent drowning at Carson Beach in South Boston Friday afternoon, State Police said.

The man was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water by a lifeguard at around 2:40 p.m.

Resuscitation efforts were made by Trooper Robert Twitchell and other responding troopers of the Massachusetts State Police, officials said in a statement.

The man, later identified as William Morant of Brockton, was then taken to Boston Medical Center by Boston EMS, where he was pronounced dead, State Police said in a tweet.

The circumstances of the death are being investigated by detectives from Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police and troopers from the Suffolk County district attorney’s office, State Police said.

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No further information was immediately available.


Correspondent Jordan Frias contributed to this story. Maria Lovato can be reached at maria.lovato@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @maria_lovato99.