Lifeguards come to the rescue of 2 swimmers in distress


JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – Jacksonville Beach lifeguards said they had to rescue two swimmers from the ocean near First Avenue North late Saturday morning,

Lt. Max Ervanain, with the Red Cross Lifeguard Station, said one of the swimmers was in extremely critical condition. He said the other swimmer was in stable condition. Both were rushed to the hospital by Jacksonville Fire​​​​​​ and Rescue​ crews.

Lifeguards said the two swimmers may have been taking part in an event on Jacksonville Beach when one of the swimmers suffered a medical condition that caused him to get into distress in the water and the other tried to help. 

The names of those pulled from the ocean have not been released.

Lifeguards said the conditions in the water at the beach are moderate to dangerous and urge all swimmers to take precautions if going in the ocean.