DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. – A teenage swimmer was rescued Friday afternoon after he got caught in a rip current in Daytona Beach Shores, according to Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue.
Officials said it was red flag conditions and the 17-year-old boy was swimming in an unguarded area at about noon when he started to struggle.
He was rescued from the water but at that point he was unresponsive and needed to be taken to a hospital for treatment, a news release said.
As of 5 p.m., the boy was still receiving treatment. His condition is unknown.
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