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Teenage swimmer gets caught in rip current at Volusia County beach

Boy taken to area hospital

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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.

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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.

For tips on how to stay safe when dealing with rip currents, click here.