Volusia County Beach Safety rescues 9 swimmers along beaches

Larger crowd for Father's Day despite thunderstorms

DAYTONA BEACH -- Volusia County Beach Safety had a busy day Monday with rescues in choppy water, displaying ellow flags signalling moderate rip current conditions.

"We rescued nine people out of the ocean today without incident or injury," Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue spokeswoman Capt. Tamra Marris told Headline Surfer® of Monday's activity, otherwise there were no major issues to report.

Crowds were larger than usual on Sunday because of Father's Day, Marris said, that resulted in seven rescues.

"The crowds were a little larger than Saturday due to the Holiday, but still had the afternoon storms that chased people away," she said, adding, the following advice for beach-goers: "When we have lightning in the area it is extremely important to follow the instructions of the beach safety personnel. Please exit the water and seek shelter in a vehicle or building."

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