14-year-old dies in Daytona Beach rip current: FL rescue

A 14-12 months-aged boy drowned at a well-liked Florida seaside following he was swept into a rip present-day when swimming with his good friends, officials said.

The teenager, who was from Altamonte Springs, was swimming with a few good friends all around 7:30 p.m. July 7 close to the Challenging Rock Resort at Daytona Beach, Spectrum News described. His buddies dropped sight of him as they swam back again to shore.

“They turned all-around and saw a small battle with the fourth teen and then they could not see him any lengthier,” Volusia County Beach front Safety Ocean Rescue Deputy Main Tammy Malphurs instructed WESH.

Rescue skis, drones and rescue swimmers were involved in the lookup that followed, according to WFTV. Officers searched until eventually 9 p.m. prior to calling it off thanks to minimal visibility, the information outlet noted.

About 30 minutes afterwards, a number of bystanders discovered the teenager boy, who was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead, in accordance to WFTV.

“These men and women just occurred to be going for walks the seashore and observed him in about 1 to 2 (ft) of water,” Malphurs told WESH.

The Volusia County Seashore Safety verified the boy was swept into a rip latest, in accordance to Spectrum News.

Rip currents are “powerful, slim channels of rapid-shifting h2o,” according to the National Ocean Services. The most vital factor to do is not stress in a rip recent.

“The finest way to escape a rip recent is by swimming parallel to the shore instead of in direction of it, since most rip currents are less than 80 feet broad,” the NOS recommends on its internet site.

Daytona Beach is about 56 miles northeast of Orlando.

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