• Rip currents lead to 30 ocean rescues at Volusia County beaches


    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Volusia County Beach Patrol officials told Channel 9 there were 30 ocean rescues due to rip currents on Monday.

    Beach Patrol went from flying a yellow flag over the weekend to a red flag Monday as rip currents had strengthened.

    "Any given day we can wake up and have calm or moderate conditions and they can worsen throughout the day. Typically, the last few days have been like that and a little bit worse so we started flying the red," said Beach Patrol Captain Tamra Marris.

    According to officials, 30 people were rescued Monday but none of them were injured or needed medical attention.

    Lifeguards are warning swimmers to be cautious when heading out into the ocean.

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