Spring break crowds in full swing at Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Spring break is in full swing across Central Florida, especially at the beaches.

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Thousands of families and college students have been out in Volusia County enjoying the sunny weather at the beach throughout the week.

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Lifeguards posted a red flag warning on Friday as they warn swimmers about the chance for dangerous rip currents.

Photos: Spring break crowds in full swing at Daytona Beach

Skywitness 9 flew over Daytona Beach early Friday afternoon and large crowds were seen gathering on the beach.

The big crowds cleared out later in the afternoon, but don’t expect the beaches to be clear during the weekend.

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Lifeguards expect the warm and clear weather conditions to draw massive crowds on Saturday and Sunday at Daytona Beach.

Police in Daytona Beach have said they will increase patrols in the area to ensure public safety.

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Swimmers are also advised to swim near manned lifeguard towers when possible.

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