Volusia County

10-year-old boy dies after being pulled into rip currents in Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A 10-year-old boy drowned Saturday evening in Daytona Beach, according to lifeguards.

Volusia County Beach Safety said the boy was swimming at around 6:15 p.m. with two other people.

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They all got caught in a rip current about 100 yards from shore.

Lifeguards were able to pull all of them to the beach.

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The boy was taken to Halifax Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The two other swimmers were not hurt.

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Volusia County lifeguards said they rescued 53 people from the ocean on Saturday due to the hazardous conditions.

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