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Lifeguards save 3 from rip currents on Fort Lauderdale Beach

Rescue caught on camera, posted to Twitter

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Lifeguards saved three people from rip currents in Fort Lauderdale Beach Thursday afternoon, the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue said.

The trio was swimming at about 2:30 p.m. when they got caught in the currents, firefighters said.

Lifeguards were able to save the group from the water, and posted a video of the rescue on Twitter.

Rip currents are powerful enough to sweep swimmers out to sea. If caught in one it’s advised to call for help, and swim parallel to the shoreline.