ORLANDO - Meteorologists issued a high rip current warning for Volusia and Brevard counties Monday after a tourist died and an Orlando teen disappeared in the surf, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
The missing 14-year-old is presumed dead. Search crews could not locate the teen's body Sunday afternoon and called off the search that evening. The teen is not publically identified.
Multiple media reports said a body washed ashore Monday morning, but it is unknown if it was the teen.
Authorities said the teen was swimming with two friends in the ocean at New Smyrna Beach when he was caught in a rip tide.
Bystanders pulled two of the swimmers to safety but were not able to rescue the 14-year-old.
A 66-year-old Indiana man was also caught in a rip current Sunday at Ormond Beach. He later died.
Authorities have said a lifeguard pulled the man and another swimmer in on a buoy. However, the victim released his grip and lost consciousness.
The lifeguard performed CPR on the man until he was pronounced dead.
The National Weather Service issued a high rip current risk until Monday evening.
The Weather Service said the surf zone will be dangerous for all levels of swimmers.
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After another round of rough weather, things will be much quieter through the holiday weekend.