Lifeguards rescue 61 from 'volatile' ocean

All victims returned to shore safely


VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Volusia County Beach Safety officials said 61 people were rescued Sunday from what they called a "volatile" ocean.

Deputy Chief of Operations AV Jenkins said all victims were returned to shore safely after the 37 water rescues.

The red flag flew on the beach to alert beachgoers to the hazardous rip currents. However, Jenkins said aside from the water rescues and typical calls associated with holiday weekends, such as parking, noise and alcohol, there were no other major accidents.

Volusia County Beach Safety officials said they encourage beachgoers on Labor Day to exercise caution with the rip current situation.

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