8-year-old swimmer missing off Florida’s Atlantic Coast

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – An 8-year-old boy is missing after swimming in rough surf off Florida’s Atlantic Coast.

The search resumed Monday morning for an 8-year-old boy who went missing while swimming in rough surf off New Smyrna Beach while swimming Saturday.

The boy, Hezekiah Hill, was playing in the surf Saturday afternoon when the strong currents pulled him out into deeper water. The boy’s 11-year-old sister tried to rescue him, but was pulled under and had to be rescued by lifeguards. The names of the children haven’t been released.

Driskell says the surf and rip currents were strong over the holiday weekend and people are being asked to swim in front of the lifeguard towers.

Hill’s sister was kept overnight at the hospital Saturday for observation but was released.

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