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Two People Dead After Swimming At Florida Beaches

Two People Dead After Swimming At Florida Beaches

MIAMI (AP/970 WFLA) - Two men have died while swimming off Florida beaches in the past two days.

Volusia County officials say three people swimming off the Ponce Inlet got caught in a strong rip current Tuesday afternoon. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that two people managed to get to safety, but a 22-year-old man went under. He was later spotted by a sheriff's helicopter and unresponsive when pulled from the water.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reports that a man in his 60s was swimming with his grandson at Hanna Park Wednesday when a rip current caught him. Other swimmers at the beach tried to help when they heard the child screaming, but one Good Samaritan told the Florida Times-Union that the victim appeared to be dead already when they got to him.

 

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