JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve recovered the body of a Florida teenager who got caught in a rip current in the Atlantic Ocean.
News outlets report the 14-year-old boy was at Jacksonville Beach with his family on Sunday afternoon when he disappeared in the rip currents about 15 yards (14 meters) off shore. No life guard was on duty on that section of the beach. The body turned up in the surf Monday morning.
Jacksonville Beach Ocean Rescue spokesman Max Ervanian tells FirstCoast News the agency responded to 10 rescues on Sunday, despite red-flag warnings that people should stay out of the water. Rip currents are strong, narrow currents that flow outward from the beach through the surf zone.