Volusia County

Volusia County Beaches see a total of 268 beach rescues over the weekend

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — The beaches in Volusia County were busy with rescues this weekend.


Volusia County Beach Safety said there were 138 beach rescues on Sunday and 130 rescues on Saturday.

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A 57-year-old woman from Orlando was caught in a rip current Sunday and submerged. Beach Safety employees helped bring her to shore, where CPR was initiated by two ER nurses on the scene.

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Beach Safety employees returned to the ocean to rescue a male who had been caught in the same rip current.

The female was transported to the hospital and is currently in stable condition.

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Beach Safety flew the red flag both days due to the rough surf and strong rip current conditions.

They strongly encourage beachgoers to swim near lifeguard towers with a lifeguard present.

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