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Woman from Virginia drowns in strong rip current off Jupiter

Posted at 7:53 AM, Apr 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-15 13:37:50-04

JUPITER, Fla. (AP/WPTV) — Authorities say a woman from Virginia drowned Friday night after she got caught up in a strong rip current off Jupiter. The drowning occurring near the 3000 block of South State Highway A1A.

Officials say the woman was hit by several strong waves that caused her to drift away from her husband, who tried to save her.

Another beachgoer pulled her to shore, but she was unconscious. She was taken to Jupiter Medical Center but died Friday at 9:08 p.m., said PBSO.

The victim was identified as 40-year-old Erica Ramos.

An autopsy will be performed.

Two other water-related deaths

Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials say the Jupiter drowning was one of three water-related fatalities over the weekend.

Sheriff's deputies pulled the body of a fisherman from the Intracoastal Waterway in West Palm Beach on Saturday. And on Sunday, a man's body was pulled from a lake in suburban Lake Worth.

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