WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
CLOSEOpt Out: I already like WMFE!

Like us on Facebook!

Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Volusia County Authorities Warn Of Rip Currents

New Smyrna Beach. Photo: Gavin Baker, via Flickr

New Smyrna Beach. Photo: Gavin Baker, via Flickr

The body of a teenager lost in the ocean off New Smyrna Beach washed ashore Monday.

The 17-year-old from Georgia disappeared Sunday after he was caught in a rip current.

Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue Captain Tammy Marris said the body was found just before noon.

She said rescuers had searched overnight and through the morning for the teenager.

“Volusia County Sheriff’s office, they had a boat and a helicopter,” said Marris.

“The coastguard was out, and Volusia County Beach Safety with our rescue jet skis,” she said.

Four people have drowned at Volusia County beaches over the last two weekends- including a 53 year old man who was pulled unconscious from the surf on Sunday.

More than 600 people were rescued Memorial Day weekend.

Red flags were still flying Monday to warn swimmers of the dangerous rip currents.

“One of the most basic important things we tell people to remember when they come to the beach, always swim in front of an open life guard tower,” said Marris.

 


Sign Up For 90.7 WMFE's Newsletter

Catch up on the latest Central Florida news and get updates on programs, events and more.

SUBSCRIBE

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

TOP