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Lifeguards pull more than 90 people from surf on Sunday

There were a total of 150 people who were rescued.

It was a busy day for Volusia County lifeguards, who made 48 rescues resulting in 93 people being pulled from the surf, on Sunday, July 8. 

Beach Safety Ocean Rescue flew the red and purple flag due to hazardous rip current conditions and bothersome sea-nettles.

"This is a very high number of rescues in one day for our beaches, as many from out of state visited for the races and 4th of July festivities," Volusia County Beach Safety Deputy Chief of Operations AV Jenkins wrote in a prepared statement. "We do expect the rip current conditions to continue tomorrow and ask all who visit to swim near a staffed lifeguard tower."

There were 80 rescues, which totaled 150 people pulled from the water. 


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