DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – An Indiana man died and several other people were hospitalized after getting caught in strong Florida rip currents.
Volusia County Beach Patrol Capt. Scott Petersohn said Philip Standley, 55, of Indiana, and his brother got caught in waist-deep water on Saturday afternoon Ormond Beach and couldn't make their way back to shore.
The lifeguard on duty brought Standley in and left him in the care of bystanders while she went back to get his brother. By the time she pulled the second man in with a buoy, the first was unconscious and had stopped breathing.
Standley was given CPR until EVAC ambulance arrived. He was taken to a hospital in Daytona Beach where he was pronounced dead.
Lifeguards made 30 rescues in under two hours Saturday.