Unconscious swimmer pulled from surf by friend in Daytona Beach Shores; dies at hospital

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES — Two brothers from Tampa swimming in an area where no lifeguards were stationed got caught in the surf and on of them had to be pulled ashore unconscious by a friend but the victim died a short time later at the hospital, Beach Safety Ocean Rescue officials said.

The drowning occurred in the 3100 block of Atlantic Ave, just before the transport of the unconcious swimmer just after 11 a.m. on this Memorial Day weekend Sunday with the beaches packed.

The brother who survived refused medical treatment.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.