Florida has great beaches and many children and teens enjoy swimming in the ocean. With great fun also comes great danger. There have been many injuries and deaths that have resulted through the years due to rip currents in Florida. Brandon Martin went missing after a Saturday morning swim. He was found the next day as confirmed by officials with the Volusia County (Florida) Beach Patrol.
Rip currents are often times misjudged by children and teenagers. It is always best to use caution when swimming in the ocean. Speak to life guards and others experienced with this part of the beach and swimming area. If there is any question about the weather or rip currents, stay close to shore or just avoid going swimming that day.
The story about Brandon Martin was reported in the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.