|Published:||Sep 06, 2010 12:38 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 05, 2010 9:38 PM EDT|
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Strong rip currents are keeping lifeguards busy in Daytona Beach.
On Saturday, lifeguards made about 200 rescues when swimmers were caught in strong rip currents.
Among the most serious rescues according to Beach Patrol Capt. Scott Petersohn was a 14-year-old girl was pulled from the water and listed in critical condition at a hospital. And another swimmer was found face down in the water late Friday night - after hours. The person was taken to a hospital where he was in a coma.
Petersohn says the weekend's rescue activity is "way off the scale." The county will keep 88 lifeguard towers open Sunday for rescues.
Anyone caught in a rip current should swim parallel to shore until they are out of the current's pull.
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