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 since 2008. 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 close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.