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Published on June 21, 2024
Two Rescued from Rip Current at Stuart Beach in Critical Condition, MCFR Urges Beach SafetySource: Unsplash/ Camille Brodard

Two swimmers were in serious condition after a rescue operation at Stuart Beach, Florida, when they were seemingly caught in a dangerous rip current. CBS12 reported that Martin County Fire Rescue (MCFR) officials confirmed the incident occurred early Thursday afternoon behind the Hutchinson Island Resort by Marriott.

Both individuals, a man in his 50s and a woman in her 40s, were unconscious when lifeguards brought them to shore. With CPR administered on the scene, they were then rushed to Martin North Hospital in serious condition, pulling the safety of the beach's undercurrents into stark relief. A group of four had been swimming at the time of the accident; two managed to swim to safety on their own.

An alert was issued around 1:30 pm, which initiated the lifeguards' response. The information was released via a post on X by the Martin County Fire Rescue. One of the rescued swimmers was pulled out unconscious and received CPR almost immediately upon the lifeguards reaching them.

MCFR has not released the current condition of the two victims post-rescue; however, the incident serves as a grim reminder of the ocean's unpredictable nature. In the meantime, beachgoers are reminded to heed warnings and be aware of their surroundings while enjoying the coastal amenities.

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