100 swimmers rescued on Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Lifeguards in Daytona Beach rescued more than 100 swimmers from dangerous rip currents this weekend.
 
Red flags are still out Monday warning beachgoers about dangerous swimming conditions. On an average day, beach patrol said they will rescue a dozen people.

"All hands are on deck for the whole weekend," said Cpt. Tammy Marris of Volusia County Beach Rescue.

Massive crowds jammed Daytona Beach for a second day in a row during Memorial Day weekend.  By 10:45 a.m. Sunday, several approaches had to be closed because sections of the beach were full.

"It'll take you away if you're not paying attention, and then you look up and have to work your way back in," said David Simmons, who almost had to be rescued when he was caught in a rip current.

"It dragged us out a couple times, but the lifeguards have been very diligent," Simmons said. "They've been out with the flags and warning people to come back in."

The risk for rip currents along beaches in South Florida is low Monday.


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