Man pulled from water off Miami Beach

Drowning occurred at 64th Street, Collins Ave.

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - A man was pulled from the waters off Miami Beach Friday afternoon after he was pulled out to sea by rip tides, Ocean Rescue said.

The drowning happened about 5:30 p.m. at 64th Street and Collins Avenue.

Authorities told Local 10 News that the man was swimming in an unguarded area. They said a lifeguard blew his whistle repeatedly to indicate to the man to come closer to shore.

A lifeguard rescued the man with the help of a paddle board, Ocean Rescue said.

The lifeguard then performed CPR on the victim until Miami Beach Fire Rescue arrived.

The man was taken to Mt. Sinai Medical Center where he later died.

Ocean Rescue reported more than 15 rescues on Friday due to rip currents and advise the public to stay out of the water for now.

The National Weather Service reports high risk of rip currents along Atlantic Coast beaches of South Florida through Tuesday.

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