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Child caught in rip current, rescued by surfer

| Wendy Victora Rudman

An 11-year-old boy who was pulled out by a rip current Wednesday evening is safe thanks to a young surfer.

“The boy was out near the end of the Navarre Pier by the time the surfer reached him,” said Navarre Beach Fire Rescue Chief Danny Fureigh. “He definitely was in pretty bad shape, swallowed a bunch of water, vomited it all back up in our truck.”

Surfer Benjamin Cross rescued a young boy June 30 who was pulled out in a rip current. Photo by Bebe Booth


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