NEW SMYRNA — Authorities are searching for a teenage boy who was caught in dangerous rip currents at a Central Florida beach.
Volusia County Beach Patrol searched three hours for the 14-year-old boy Sunday using helicopters and personal watercraft. The rescue efforts eventually turned into a recovery.
The patrol called off the search for the day around 7 p.m. The boy had been in the water with two friends, whom swimmers were able to rescue.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports red flags warned swimmers of rough conditions Sunday.
In nearby Ormond-by-the-Sea, lifeguards tried to save a 66-year-old man from Indiana and a companion. The man was holding onto the buoys and suddenly let go. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Officials said his death may have been health-related.