Five Teenagers Rushed To Hospital After Being Trapped In Rip Current Off Patrick Air Force Base Beach

By  //  April 15, 2017

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VICTIMS' IDENTITY, CONDITION UNKNOWN

On Friday evening Brevard County Fire and Rescue, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Patrick Air Fore Base responded to a call that five victims were trapped in a rip current in the surf off Patrick Air Force Base. (WFTV image)

BREVARD COUNTY • PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, FLORIDA – On Friday evening Brevard County Fire and Rescue, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Patrick Air Fore Base responded to a call that five victims were trapped in a rip current in the surf off Patrick Air Force Base.

Brevard County Fire and Rescue Engine 62 and Rescue Squads 61, 62 and 80 responded to the scene.

According to BCFR, the victims were all teenagers that came off a stopped tour bus from Georgia to check out the surf.

Wyatt Werneth, a former Brevard County Ocean Rescue Chief, said he happened to be driving by the scene as it unfolded and grabbed his equipment, which included a LIFE Rescue Tube and ocean rescue fins, and assisted Patrick Air Force Base military police with the rescue.

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Werneth is the National Spokesperson for the LIFE Rescue Project, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Florida dedicated to lifesaving.

The victims were transported to area hospitals for treatment and no updates have been provided on the condition of the teenagers.

Stay tuned to Space Coast Daily for further details.

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On Friday evening Brevard County Fire and Rescue, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Patrick Air Fore Base responded to a call that five victims were trapped in a rip current in the surf off Patrick Air Force Base. (Image for Space Coast Daily)

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ABOVE VIDEO: Location of the five teenagers being trapped in a rip current off Patrick Air Force Base beach. 


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