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2 dead after swimming at Florida beaches

7:55 AM, May 16, 2013   |    comments
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MIAMI (AP) -- 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.

Associated Press

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