|Published:||Aug 29, 2010 8:24 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 29, 2010 5:24 PM EDT|
COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Central Florida officials say rip currents and rough waters caused by hurricanes churning in the Atlantic have claimed the life of one surfer.
Brevard County Fire Rescue Lt. Jeffrey Taylor said the man was found unconscious Saturday in an unsupervised area at Cocoa Beach. The man was transported to a hospital where he died.
Officials say about 50 people had to be rescued from rip currents at Cocoa Beach, and 20 more rescues were made at other beaches in the county.
Volusia County beach patrol Capt. Scott Petersohn says rescues also pulled a couple dozen people from the surf.
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