Boy, 13, drowns in Volusia County

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A 13-year-old boy drowned in Volusia County on Sunday.

Volusia County Beach Safety said the Port Orange boy was swimming by Sunglow Pier with friends around 6:40 p.m. when the group got caught in a rip current.

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Officials said the boy’s friends made it back to shore, but he did not.

There were no lifeguards on duty at the time, officials said.

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Beach Safety said the boy’s body was found around 7:20 p.m.

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Sarah Wilson

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.